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Long Beach will now vaccinate anyone 16 years and older

From the newsletter of Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo:

Over 43% of Long Beach eligible adults are now vaccinated. We are ahead of the curve and now all Long Beach residents ages 16 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. You will not yet see the option to book an appointment online through California My Turn until April 15th, once the State officially opens up the 16-49 age group statewide. Walk ups will be accepted until then as daily supplies allow.

So far, three vaccines have been approved and proven to be highly effective against severe COVID-19 illness and death. Currently, the City of Long Beach dispenses all three: the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the single-dose Janssen vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved to be administered to those ages 16 and older.

If you need a vaccine, please continue to visit the walk-up vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday-Saturday (be sure to follow the signs when you get there). Approximately 500 vaccinations will be administered each day. Once the daily supply runs out, all additional walk-ups will be offered an opportunity to schedule a future appointment. Don’t forget to bring proof of eligibility before you go – more info on what to bring can be found at longbeach.gov/VaxLB.

As always, I want to hear from you. My team and I are here to listen and help. Contact us at 562-570-5555 or [email protected] with any questions or needs.

The article above was released by Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo.