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Release Date: 2021-01-26

The COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose regimen and Health Department officials also need to plan to provide the second dose to those who have already received the initial dose. As the vaccine becomes available, the Health Department will contact individuals to notify them to schedule an appointment to receive their second dose. People are encouraged to get their second vaccine as soon as they are notified of availability.

While it is recommended for the second dose to be administered within a one-month period, there is no maximum interval between first and second doses for either vaccine, and effectiveness will not be impacted if a second dose is administered after the initial 21- to 28-day waiting period. 

All Long Beach residents are encouraged to visit VaxLB, our new online vaccination portal, to learn more about the rollout process and sign up to be notified when it is their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The City reminds residents to continue practicing all health and safety protocols, including wearing a face covering and maintaining proper physical distance from others, even if they have received COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Individuals with additional questions may call 562.570.INFO (4636), option 6, or email COVID19Vaccine@longbeach.gov.