Five of the six city departments with the lowest vaccination rates, including Long Beach Police and Fire, all have workforces and management that are majority-men, newly released demographic data shows.
Under a new health order expected to be issued by Friday, the county will also require proof of vaccination for all customers and employees in indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.
“The one thing we need to keep in mind and at least I believe in this strongly, not everybody does, but the public good always trumps personal liberty,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.
Grassroots community organizations are key in helping the city reach the vaccine hesitant in the most vulnerable groups.
The new order eliminates the testing option and mandates vaccinations.
The date for which vaccinations must be certified may vary due to individual campus class schedules, but the latest date to certify vaccine status is Sept. 30.
California announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use as proof they got the shot.
The clinic will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the Pfizer vaccine will be distributed.
As of today, eligible Signal Hill residents will be able to sign up for vaccination appointments at Long Beach vaccination sites, Mayor Robert Garcia announced on Twitter today.
They weren’t old, they weren’t educators or health or food workers. But if the city was dishing out vaccinations, sure, why not get one?