Long Beach residents may get a second COVID-19 booster shot

Long Beach, California – Eligible people would be able to get a second booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine starting immediately, according to the Long Beach Department of Health officials.

Regarding the recent COVID-19 situation in the city, Mayor Robert Garcia issued a statement saying, “We’ve made significant progress in beating this pandemic and the many devastating impacts it has caused. The best way to keep our progress going and keep our community healthy is to get vaccinated and get boosted if eligible.”

People who are eligible to obtain the second booster are: those 50 years and older who got an mRNA vaccine as their first booster dose; all adults 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson as their primary booster dose, people 12 years of age and older who are immunocompromised (Pfizer only); and people 18 years of age and older who are immunocompromised.

Anyone interested in obtaining a free COVID-19 vaccine may do so six days a week at the following locations:

  • On Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave.
  • On Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus, located at Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Houghton Park located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue on Mondays through Wednesdays, from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • CSULB located at 6049 E. 7th St. on Mondays and Wednesdays in March from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Mondays and Wednesdays in April from noon to 3 p.m.
  • El Dorado Park West, located at 2800 N. Studebaker Rd. on Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.

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