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2015 Asthma Resource Fair

If you would like to learn more about asthma and other health information, please join us at our annual Asthma Resource Fair on Saturday, May 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Click HERE for an event flyer.

Measles Outbreak

As of January 14, 2015, there have been two confirmed case of measles in the city of Long Beach connected to the recently reported outbreak of measles affecting multiple counties in California, several other states, and Mexico.

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is widespread in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Measles begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and a rash. The rash usually appears first on the face, along the hairline, and behind the ears and then affects the rest of the body. Infected people are usually contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts to 4 days afterwards. Children routinely get their first dose of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine at 12 months old or later. The second dose of MMR is usually administered before the child begins kindergarten but may be given one month or more after the first dose.

Flu Shots Still Available

It's not too late to get your flu shot. The Health Department encourages everyone over the age of 6 months to get their annual flu shot.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (562) 570-SHOT (7468). Or use click HERE to use our Flu Shot Finder App. Adults with Medicare Part B or other insurance are urged to bring their Medicare/insurance card to their appointment. Parents should bring their children's immunization records - some children will need two doses of the vaccine given one month apart depending on their immunization history.

The Health Department will be hosting FREE flu shot clinics in January:

  • Wednesday, January 14 at the Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th Street from 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 15 at LBDHHS Main Facility, 2525 Grand Avenue from 1:00-4:00 pm

No appointment is needed for these clinics. Free vaccinations will also be offered at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration on Saturday, January 17th.

Information on Ebola

There are no suspect or confirmed cases of Ebola in California, Los Angeles County, or the city of Long Beach. The City of Long Beach and partners are working to ensure our community is prepared for Ebola if it arrives in Long Beach. Visit our Ebola Information page for facts about Ebola Virus Disease and updates.

Free and Fit Exercise Classes

Interested in a free and easy way to get fit? Free outdoor execise classes are being held on Saturday mornings, at 9:00 a.m. at Lincoln Park. Click HERE for Details

Enterovirus D68

Questions about Enterovirus D68? Our fact sheet gives you the information you need to know about this respiratory illness.

Food Safety in the Event of Power Outages

The loss of power can happen at any time and could jeapordize the safety of your food. Knowing how to determine if food is safe, and how to keep food safe, will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Click HERE for our food safety flyer.

Pertussis Cases in Long Beach

The City of Long Beach is currently experiencing a higher number of cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) than usual. Pertussis is easy to spread from one person to another when someone with pertussis coughs and is in close contact with others. Symptoms include a runny nose and a cough that may last up to 2 weeks, followed by weeks to months of rapid coughing fits. Although most children receive 5 doses of the pertussis vaccine (DTaP) before kindergarten, the vaccine does not provide lifelong immunity, and booster shots are needed throughout life.

Vaccines are especially important for pregnant women to prevent them from passing pertussis onto their infants if infected - pregnant women should receive the Tdap booster during the 3rd trimester of each pregnancy, even if they got it before their pregnancy. All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster (called "Tdap"). Adults should receive Tdap in place of their routine 10-year tetanus (TD) booster, especially if they are in contact with infants or are health care workers.

For more information on pertussis, visit the CDC's pertussis information page.

Long Beach residents should contact their regular healthcare provider to arrange for recommended vaccinations. Those who do not have a regular healthcare provider or health insurance covering vaccines can dial 2-1-1 or the LBDHHS Immunization Program at (562) 570-4516.

2010 Long Beach Health Statistics

The City of Long Beach is known for having one of the most diverse populations in the United States. Many elements contribute to the health of a city, including demographics, healthy lifestyles, disease trends and environmental health. Using various data sources in addition to input from Long Beach residents and professionals in various fields, the Health Department takes the lead in identifying and prioritizing the public health needs for residents. Using local data as a foundation for the planning of disease prevention and health promotion, the Health Department ensures a more targeted impact on improving the quality of life for the residents of Long Beach.

HERE for the 2010 Health Statistics Report

Need Health Insurance?

Did you know your Health Department can help? Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) there are now new options available for individuals and families without health insurance. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services offers enrollment assistance with both Medi-Cal and Covered California. Please call us at (562) 570-7979 for more information. We offer assistance in English, Spanish and Khmer (Cambodian). You may also get more information directly from the Covered California website by clicking below.

Click HERE for the City of Long Beach Health Dept Medical Outreach info.
Click HERE for the Covered California website.

Community Health Assessment

The Long Beach Health Department Community Health Assessment is a comprehensive document describing health status and conditions in the City of Long Beach. Click on the document below to view the report. We would like your feedback on how we can improve our Community Health Assessment.

HERE to complete a short survey.