VaxLB

We are following CDC 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.



Eligible for Vaccination:

Subject to vaccine availability

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Long Term Care Facility Residents and staff
  • 65+
  • Government Emergency Response Workers
  • Food or Agriculture Workers
  • Education and Childcare Workers

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If you are eligible for a vaccine and want to be notified when appointments are available, or if your group is not yet eligible and want to receive information on when it is your turn to receive the vaccine, please sign up on VaxLB.


Phases and Tiers

Following State guidelines, the City is using a system to vaccinate groups that have certain risk of getting COVID-19 or becoming very sick from the disease. 

Phase 1A - Currently Eligible

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Long-term care residents and staff

Phase 1B, Tier 1 - Currently Eligible

  • 65+ - Currently Eligible
  • Emergency Services - Currently Eligible
  • Education and Childcare - Currently Eligible
  • Food and Agriculture - Currently Eligible

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  • Healthcare Workers

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with their employer. If your employer is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    • 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

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should work with their facility's pharmacy to get vaccinated. 


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

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with your medical provider. If your provider is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    • Long Beach residents who are 75+ years of age or older
  • 65-74 Years of Age

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with your medical provider. If your provider is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    •  Long Beach residents who are 65-74 years of age
  • Government Emergency Response

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with their employer. If your employer is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    • EMS
    • Firefighters
    • Law enforcement
    • Emergency management
  • Food and Agriculture Worker

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with their employer. If your employer is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    • Food service workers
    • Grocery store workers
    • Restaurant and bar workers (must serve food)
    • Mobile food vendors
  • Education and Childcare

    CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE

    Individuals in this group should first check with their employer. If your employer is unable to offer vaccination, submit your information via VaxLB and we will notify you when vaccine becomes available.


    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
  • 16-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions

    Beginning March 15, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions:

    • Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
    • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
    • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
    • Down syndrome
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
    • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

    OR

    If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability one or more of the following applies:

    • The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
    • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care
    • or services vital to their well-being and survival
    • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability

    The list of eligible conditions is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as CDPH obtains and analyzes additional state specific data.


View more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine


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