Long Beach health officials also said Tuesday they have no concrete plans for requiring vaccines at private businesses such as bars, restaurants and sports events.
July 30 will be the last day of operation for the Convention Center as a vaccine site, which it has been for over six months when city officials first opened it in January.
About 70% of Long Beach residents 18 years and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
About 42.2% of residents in the 90813 ZIP code and 47.3% of people in the 90805 ZIP code have been vaccinated—the lowest percentages in the city.
The “Shots for Sharks” vaccine partnership between Long Beach and the aquarium is to encourage more people to get inoculated against COVID-19.
Overall, Long Beach’s vaccination rates are ahead of the state, but the city has struggled to get as many residents in less wealthy areas vaccinated.
The city also announced Monday that it is opening an evening vaccine clinic at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus located at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue.
People getting their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine could win a Nintendo Switch or a two-night stay at a Long Beach hotel as the city continues its push to get more people vaccinated after weeks of declining vaccination rates.
The city will hold open the walk-up line until 5 p.m. on weekdays and offer walk-up vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Any California resident 16 years and older can now book a vaccine appointment, but there was a glitch today with Long Beach’s largest vaccination site.