Long Beach will continue its large-scale COVID-19 vaccination work this week and provide clinics for medical staff and emergency personnel. The city will begin the second phase of deployment on Saturday, when people over the age of 75 will participate, and will be transferred to educators, grocery store workers and first responders in the next few weeks.
As of last week, Estimated 75% of the city’s basic medical care Officials said the workers had been vaccinated. Long Beach is also making progress in vaccinating nursing home residents and staff.
It is not possible to provide vaccines to the general public until late spring or summer.
Here are answers to some common questions:
I am a resident of Long Beach City, but I work in a school district, medical office or other important area outside the city. Can I apply for vaccination in Long Beach?
Yes. Long Beach is currently giving priority to local labor and encouraging eligible residents to contact employers first to obtain vaccine information. Those who cannot obtain the vaccine through their employer will be able to obtain the vaccine through the city.Basic health care workers who live in Long Beach and have not received the vaccine from their employer before January 1
When will the city start to provide vaccination clinics?
Vaccine clinics started providing vaccines to essential health workers and emergency essential workers this week. They only need to make an appointment and will be spread throughout the city to meet the needs of the people working here.
Who has been vaccinated so far? How was the initial vaccination?
So far, the city has vaccinated on-site medical staff. Firefighters and frontline health department employees have also been vaccinated. City officials said that so far, most eligible people in the city can get the vaccine when it’s their turn.
Stage 1B includes educators, public safety workers, grocery store workers, and people over 75. When will the city start Phase 1B, and how can people find and register from their qualifications? How long does Phase 1B take?
The first phase of Phase 1B will start on Saturday, when people over 75 years old will register soon. Before making an appointment through an urban vaccine clinic, people should first contact their healthcare provider to obtain a vaccine. Large medical service providers can obtain vaccines directly.For other questions, please call 562-570-4636, option 6 or send an email [email protected]. It is expected that vaccines will be provided to 1B educators and other populations in the coming weeks. The Long Beach Unified School District will begin vaccinations on January 25.
Are all areas of education including community colleges and small private or charter schools counted?
Yes, this stage covers all areas of education from early childhood to university.
Stage 1C includes high-risk groups of adults over 65 and adults with high-risk medical conditions. When will the city start Phase 1C?
Officials say it is difficult to predict the future too far, because whether it can pass these stages depends in part on the number of vaccines it receives from other government agencies. However, officials stated that they hope to start Phase 1C in early spring.
If I am eligible for the vaccine, can I have a family member or someone else replace me?