Long Beach opens COVID-19 vaccine clinics at select schools

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Long Beach Unified School District to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics on select school campuses.

City officials anticipate that the on-campus clinics will allow more people to get vaccinated now that children ages 12 and up can get the vaccine.

The mobile clinics will take place at the following campuses until further notice:

  • Cabrillo High School, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Grant Elementary, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Washington Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Each of the locations have the capacity to provide approximately 100 walk-up appointments each hour, based on vaccine availability, and will carry the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If all walk-up appointments are taken on a particular day, people will be provided with information on alternative vaccination sites or offered a future appointment, officials said. Minors must have a parent or guardian present in order to be vaccinated.

Though appointments are not required, those who prefer to schedule a vaccination appointment in advance can visit My Turn, the state’s online COVID-19 vaccine notification and appointment system, or call 833-422-4255.

“Vaccines have allowed our schools to reopen for in-person learning, and we want to keep that momentum going for our students and our community,” LBUSD Superintendent Jill Baker said in a statement. “We remain committed to partnering with the city to provide greater access to these vaccines.”

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