With more age groups getting tacked onto the eligibility list in the coming days, here’s the various ways and places you can get a COVID-19 vaccine in LA County including Long Beach.
The Central Neighborhood Health Foundation, a network of health centers, is sponsoring an event hosted at the Lutheran Social Services of Southern California site to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the LSS’s site at 1611 Pine Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according organizers of the event.
About 500 COVID-19 vaccines are available for Long Beach childcare and education workers without an appointment today at the Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The state’s reservation system was so porous that city-run clinics would have leftover vaccine doses after screening out ineligible people., a city spokeswoman said.
Long Beach seniors 65 years or older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine today until 5 p.m. without making an appointment by heading to the Long Beach Convention Center and simply waiting in line.
The vaccines will be set aside for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods—many in LA County—in an effort to get the economy open more quickly.
City officials on Wednesday said 16% of the city’s population has been vaccinated, including about two-thirds of eligible seniors. Others who are eligible include food workers, educators and health care workers.
The vaccine, still in the final federal approval process, has fewer handling restrictions than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used.
Starting March 15, shots can be given to people suffering from medical conditions or developmental disabilities that make them susceptible to severe illness or death from the virus.
“I was really happy because it’s a vaccine that can help everyone, but especially her,” one woman’s daughter said in Spanish.