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01/14/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2022 21:17

City to Expand Vaccine Operations at LBCC Pacific Coast Campus Beginning January 18

Beginning Tuesday, Jan.18, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will expand operations at its COVID-19 vaccination site at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) by offering weekly clinics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in addition to the clinics already offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

All City-run vaccination clinics will not operate on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The weekly vaccine schedule for City-run clinics will be as follows beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18:

  • PCC (Parking Lot 1, corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway)
    • Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus (Parking Lot 1, corner of Clark Avenue and Carson Street)
    • Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)
    • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
    • Mondays through Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
    • Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m.

Vaccine clinics will also be offered at CSULB (Long Beach State) on:

  • Monday, Jan. 24, and Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, and Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To continue to meet the unprecedented demand for COVID-19 testing amid the surge in Omicron cases, the Health Department will offer testing on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 17, at select City testing locations. Testing will take place that day at the former Boeing Parking Lot, the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park and the K-12 Student, Faculty and Staff Testing Clinic at Cabrillo High School*, with all other City testing sites resuming normal operations on Jan. 18.

The COVID-19 testing schedule for the week of Jan. 17 will be as follows:

  • Former Boeing Parking Lot (3590 E. Wardlow Rd.)
    • Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
    • Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Long Beach City College, Veterans Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.)
    • Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m.
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) (6049 E. 7th St.)
    • Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PCR tests only)
  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)
    • Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • K-12 Student, Faculty and Staff Testing Clinic at Cabrillo High School, in partnership with LBUSD (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)
    • Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • *Available only for those who are symptomatic or who require a negative test to return to school following a COVID-19 infection or post-quarantine. Photo ID required.

With such high demand for testing, people are strongly encouraged to make appointments and arrive according to their scheduled date and time. To schedule an appointment, visit longbeach.gov/covid19testing or call 562.570.4636.

The Health Department continues to urge everyone 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. To view the most up-to-date vaccine clinic schedule and to schedule an appointment, visit longbeach.gov/vaxLB or call 562.570.4636.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity and @LBHealthDept on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. People may also visit longbeach.gov/COVID19data for up-to-date information regarding cases and vaccines in Long Beach.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Health and Human Services at 562.441.3590 or [email protected].