PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/9/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 060921
Subject:
City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
Daily opportunity drawing prizes include gift cards and local hotel packages
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) is continuing to hold daily opportunity drawings through Saturday, June 12, for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include gift cards and complimentary stays at local hotels.

Through June 12, those who receive their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine through any City-operated vaccination site will automatically be entered to win opportunity drawing prizes including their choice of a $50 gift card or a Fandango, Target or Walmart gift card or a two-night stay at a local hotel. This week’s participating hotels include Long Beach Marriott, The Westin Long Beach and Golden Sails Hotel. Those selected will have the opportunity to choose one prize. Parent/guardian consent is required for individuals under the age of 18. 

There are a variety of ways eligible people can receive vaccine in Long Beach: 

  • Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Mobile Community Clinics at Admiral Kidd, MacArthur and Houghton Parks
  • Mobile Vaccination Vehicles for homebound individuals and people in hard-hit neighborhoods
  • Mobile vaccination at local schools, including Cabrillo High School on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Grant Elementary on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Washington Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Evening vaccinations at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), located at 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Mondays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free food from The Habit is offered each Wednesday in June for those vaccinated at this site. Children under 12 will also receive free food when accompanying a vaccinated individual.

Appointments are not required, but people interested in scheduling an appointment may do so by visiting the State’s vaccination portal, MyTurn.ca.gov, or by calling the California COVID-19 Hotline at 833.422.4255.

Additionally, the State of California has started a vaccine incentive program that includes cash prizes of up to $1.5 million. All Californians who have had at least one COVID-19 dose, including those receiving the vaccine in Long Beach, will automatically be entered.

Since the vaccine incentive program began last month, vaccination appointments have doubled. The incentive program kicked off with tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific, with approximately 5,700 tickets distributed, and continued with Nintendo Switches, Apple Airpods and complimentary two-night stays at other local hotels. The City continues to explore various incentives and strategies to encourage all eligible residents to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 as the State prepares to fully reopen the economy on June 15.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. People may also visit longbeach.gov/COVID19data for up to date information regarding cases and vaccines.