PRESS RELEASE

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

5/24/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 052421-2
Subject:
City Continues Incentive Program for People Receiving First COVID-19 Vaccine
Daily opportunity drawing prizes include Apple Airpods, Local Hotel Packages
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - Beginning today, May 24, through Saturday, May 29, the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department will continue to hold daily opportunity drawings for those receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination as an incentive for eligible people to get vaccinated. This week’s prizes include Apple Airpods and complimentary stays at local hotels.

“We’ve seen success in our incentive program to date, and many residents when receiving the vaccine mention the incentives,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We appreciate our community partners for helping in this effort and encouraging more people to get vaccinated.”

From May 24 through May 29, those who receive their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or their one and only dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine through any City-run vaccination site will automatically be entered to win opportunity drawing prizes including their choice of Apple Airpods or a one- to two-night stay at a local hotel. Those selected will have the opportunity to choose either prize. Parent/guardian consent is required for those under the age of 18. This week’s participating hotels include Courtyard Long Beach Downtown, Golden Sails Hotel, Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Hyatt Centric Long Beach, Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown and Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport.

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

  • Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m.  to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Mobile Community Clinics at Admiral KiddMacArthur 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 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Since the vaccine incentive program began earlier this 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 last week with Nintendo Switches 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 their loved ones from COVID-19. 

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.