A vaccine clinic for health care workers has caused a bit of a traffic jam on Pacific Coast Highway this week, with cars wrapping around the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus.
After weeks of going to fire stations, hospitals and city testing sites to vaccinate qualifying workers, the vaccine clinic for health care workers started Monday at the campus. The clinic will continue through the end of the week between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Officials recommend that those who don’t have appointments for a vaccine to avoid the area.
“Each car length is one person being vaccinated,” which is why the lines are so long, said city spokeswoman Jennifer Rice Epstein. Cars wrapped around the campus, down Orange Avenue, snaked onto PCH all the way to Walnut Avenue on Monday and did the same Tuesday afternoon.
Epstein said the city could administer up to a thousand vaccines today, but won’t have the actual numbers until later this week.
She urged residents not to try to get a vaccine if they don’t have an appointment.