Ongoing COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open in North Long Beach Saturday

A mobile pop-up clinic will begin to offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations to residents starting Saturday at Houghton Park in North Long Beach.

The clinic will run every Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

The clinic is expected to give over 100 vaccinations on the days that it is open. Patients are not required to make an appointment for the pop-up clinic online via the state’s MyTurn vaccine booking portal. Instead, people can simply walk up to see if any are available that day.

“There’s no appointment needed,” Matthew Hamlet, Councilman Rex Richardson’s chief of staff, said. “As long as you have proof of eligibility you’re good to go.”

The park had been the site of previous vaccination efforts throughout the pandemic, however, those were sporadic and not permanent. This new pop-up clinic will be operating on an ongoing basis, Hamlet said.

California opened up vaccine eligibility for residents 16 years and older on Thursday.

 

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at lbpost.com/support.
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