Long Beach expands COVID-19 vaccine operations

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FILE - Registered nurse Darryl Hana prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic on July 29, 2021 in Wilmington, Calif. Photo credit Mario Tama/Getty Images

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KNX) — The city of Long Beach expanded vaccine operations Tuesday, announcing extended hours of operation and the addition of weekly clinics at Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus.

To meet demand for testing, several of the new clinics opened Monday, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The expansion at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus includes weekly clinics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in addition to the clinics already offered on Thursday through Saturday, the city’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

The weekly vaccine scheduled for city-run clinics is as follows:

PCC: Parking lot 1, corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday

Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus: Parking lot 1, corner of Clark Avenue and Carson Street
10 a.m. to noon
Thursdays

Cabrillo High School: 2001 Santa Fe Avenue
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday

Houghton Park: 6301 Myrtle Avenue
1 p.m. to 5 p.m
Monday-Wednesday

9 am. to 1 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday

Vaccine clinics will also be offered at CSU Long Beach on Wednesday, Monday, Jan. 26 and Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

City health officials continue to urge Long Beach residents to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible.

“Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 cases, as well as preventing hospitalization, serious illness or death among breakthrough cases of the virus,” health officials said.

To view the vaccine clinic schedule or to schedule an appointment, click here or call 562-570-4636.

For a list of COVID-19 testing sites in the city, click here.

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