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.
It’s unclear how an extended pause on Johnson & Johnson shots would affect Long Beach’s overall supply of vaccines.
The city is looking to open up eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over 16 very soon, possibly earlier than the April 15 deadline set by the state, he said.
Long Beach received 4,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot to be administered.
According to LBUSD spokesperson Chris Eftychiou, the district has so far offered more than 6,200 appointments for vaccines to its employees.
¿Quién asume la responsabilidad de vacunar a los detenidos? “No lo sé”, dijo el cirujano general de California. Frente a tal confusión, algunos funcionarios del condado están enviando dosis a los centros de detención de inmigrantes, mientras que otros esperan orientación estatal.