VaxLB

The City of Long Beach is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines to distribute the vaccine. The City of Long Beach is committed to making sure everyone who lives, works or learns in Long Beach can receive a vaccine.


Get notified when it's your turn

Sign up to the State’s My Turn system to get notified when it’s your turn to get vaccinated for COVID-19! You will receive instructions for booking your appointment when the vaccine is available for your group.

While this webpage will continue to be your vaccine information hub, CDPH is transitioning to a new vaccine notification and appointment system called My Turn. Everyone seeking to be vaccinated should sign up for My Turn, even if you have already signed up for VaxLB notifications.

My Turn will serve as the primary vaccine notification system for the state by the end of March 2021 and will provide additional opportunities for vaccination beyond those provided by the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department).


Where to get vaccinated

People in eligible groups can make appointments at the locations listed below.

Demand for vaccines is high, but new appointments continue to be added as more vaccine becomes available. We appreciate your patience.

Primary Care Providers

  • People who meet eligibility determined by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as described in the Eligibility Section below may be able to get vaccinated through their primary care provider. Contact your doctor’s office for more information.

CVS

  • Limited quantities are available now at select locations for people who meet eligibility determined by CDPH as described below.
  • Appointments are required. Do not contact individual stores for appointments. Do not visit a CVS store seeking a vaccination without an appointment.
  • Eligible individuals may schedule an appointment by visiting www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
  • Appointments can also be scheduled via the CVS pharmacy app. Eligible individuals without internet access can call CVS at 800-746-7287 for help scheduling an appointment.

Ralphs

  • Limited quantities are available now at select locations for people who meet eligibility determined by CDPH as described below.
  • Note: Residents must reside in the county they are receiving vaccines, per local public health regulations.
  • Note: Patients who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Ralphs will be assigned a second dose appointment.
  • Check appointment availability
  • Visit www.ralphs.com/covidvaccine for more information.

Rite Aid

  • Limited quantities are available now at select locations for people who meet eligibility determined by CDPH as described below.
  • Appointments are required. Do not contact individual stores for appointments. Do not visit a Rite Aid store seeking a vaccination without an appointment.
  • Eligible individuals may schedule an appointment by visiting www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier

Walgreens

  • Limited quantities are available now at select locations for people who meet eligibility determined by CDPH as described below.
  • Visit www.walgreens.com/schedulevaccine for more information.

Long Beach Health Department Clinics

  • The City will continue to provide up to 500 non-appointment opportunities to get vaccinated for eligible Long Beach residents and workers only at the Convention Center Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., depending on vaccine availability.  Once those opportunities are full, anyone arriving onsite without an appointment will be scheduled for a future opportunity.
  • You must bring a form of documentation with your name on it AND show proof that you are in an eligible group in order to be vaccinated. Those who cannot prove that they meet criteria will be turned away at the site.

Bring a form of documentation with your name on it:

  • The name on your documentation should match the name on your appointment confirmation.
  • Examples of acceptable documentation with your name include a driver’s license, business card, work ID, library card, letter from your employer or school, bank/ATM cards, electrical bill, matricula consular, paystub, passport, money transfer receipt, etc.
  • The document does not need to be a government-issued ID to receive a vaccine.

Bring proof of first dose:

  • Those scheduling their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must bring the original vaccination record card given to them with their first dose showing they were vaccinated by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
  • When you received your first dose, your information was recorded in the state-wide vaccine registry database. If we cannot verify that you received your first dose from the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, you will be turned away at the site.

Mobile Vaccination Team

Mobile vaccination is being offered as a service for individuals who are not able to travel to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center vaccination site, such as those in skilled nursing, elder care, sober living and other facilities, and older adults who cannot leave their homes. Mobile vaccination will be available weekdays for Long Beach residents in an eligible tier with mobility issues and Long Beach facilities.

Those who are able to access the COVID -19 vaccine through their primary care provider or at an ongoing vaccination site should continue to do so. 

  • To request mobile vaccine for residents with mobility issues (in an eligible tier), complete this form.

  • To request mobile vaccine for facilities, complete this form.


V-Safe

After receiving your vaccine, CDC encourages everyone to register for V-Safe to notify the CDC of any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You will also get reminders for second vaccine doses. V-Safe cannot schedule vaccine appointments, but it is a great way to communicate with the CDC and add to the pool of information around the vaccine efficacy and safety.


Eligibility Groups

Following State and CDC guidelines, the City is using a system to vaccinate groups that have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 or becoming very sick from the disease. The City of Long Beach is committed to making sure everyone who lives, works or learns in Long Beach can receive a vaccine.

Counties and cities may be in different tiers at different times based on the number of people falling into the various tiers, the percent of people who decide to take the vaccine within the priority groups, and the ability and timeline to use the vaccine so that no doses go to waste.

Phase 1A - Currently Eligible Subject to Vaccine Availability

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Long-term Care Facility Residents and Staff

Phase 1B - Currently Eligible Subject to Vaccine Availability

  • 65+ Years of age
  • Government and Emergency Response Workers
  • Education and Childcare Workers
  • Food and Agriculture Workers
  • Janitorial and Custodial Services

Other Groups - Currently Eligible Subject to Vaccine Availability

  • 16+ Years of Age
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

 
  • Healthcare Workers

    • Persons at risk of direct patient exposure in settings included in the Health Care and Public Health Sector from the CA Essential Workforce list are eligible. This includes both clinical and non-clinical roles. Workers included in the Health Care and Public Health Sector from CA Essential Workforce that are not considered eligible above for Phase 1A vaccinations include:
      • #12. Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information (as opposed to administrative workers in clinical or other settings referenced elsewhere in this sector).
      • #22. Workers supporting operations of outdoor recreational facilities for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise. Activities to facilitate outdoor exercise does not translate to direct occupational risk for COVID-19 patient exposures.
    • Workers who come into direct contact with the virus through research, development, manufacturing or testing are eligible.
    • Workers who are manufacturing vaccine, therapeutics, devices, supplies or personal protective equipment supporting the COVID-19 response are included due to the adverse public health impact that delays in production would cause are eligible.

    Due to overlapping definitions in the Health Care and Public Health and Food and Agriculture Essential Workforce definitions, the following clarifications are necessary:

    • #7. Cannabis industry employees are included in Phase 1a for medicinal cannabis and Phase 1b Food and Agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution. Medical cannabis workers should be accommodated as necessary in Phase 1b, Tier 1, by nature of their designations in eligible essential workforce classifications.
    • #21. Workers supporting veterinary services. Phase 1b, Tier 1 Food & Agricultural workers, includes veterinary work in a wider variety of work settings. In the context of COVID-19 vaccine, the focus for phase 1A is on human-to-human exposures in human clinical settings. As such, veterinary services employees may be more appropriately vaccinated in Phase 1b.
  • Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Staff

    • Residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar long-term care settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals are eligible
  • 16+ Years of Age

    • Long Beach residents who are 16 years of age or older
  • Government and Emergency Response

    • EMS
    • Firefighters
    • Law enforcement
    • Emergency management
    • Public transit workers
    • Airport workers
    • City of Long Beach Employees
  • Food and Agriculture Worker

    • Persons at risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through their work in any role in the Food and Agriculture Sectors from CA Essential Workforce list and any employee working in a restaurant to the extent not described in the Food and Agriculture Sectors from the CA Essential Worker list.
    • The food and Agricultural Sector is composed of complex production, processing, and delivery systems and has the capacity to feed people and animals.
    • Includes
      • Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail that sells food or beverage products, and animals/pet food, retail customer support service, information technology support staff, for online orders, pickup/takeout or delivery
      • Workers supporting restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations, including food preparation, carry-out and delivery food employees
      • Examples of people eligible in this group include: Food service workers, Grocery store workers, Restaurant and bar workers (must serve food), Mobile food vendors, and certain Port workers
  • Education and Childcare

    Includes:

    • All faculty and staff (including facilities and maintenance staff) at
      • Preschools
      • K-12
      • Community College
      • Universities
    • Nannies
    • Day camps
    • After school programs
    • Homeschooling programs
    • Early childhood educators
  • Janitorial and Custodial Services

    • Janitors/custodians who work in a building
    • Exception: House cleaners and maids in private residences are NOT eligible in this group
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

    • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteers are eligible for vaccination if they complete at least one clinic shift and are approved by the clinic's organizer.

View more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine


If you have additional questions, 
please email covid19vaccine@longbeach.gov
or call 562.570.INFO