City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has now completed offering appointments through VaxLB for all eligible groups and will be transitioning to a new online sign-up model. The City of Long Beach will transition to My Turn, the State’s new COVID-19 vaccine notification and appointment system, starting tomorrow. My Turn is now required by the State and is intended to help manage vaccine distribution.
“We’re grateful that the VaxLB system has assisted us in providing over 142,000 vaccine doses,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Now that the State has launched My Turn, we will transition to the new system, which will help open access to appointments even further.”
Everyone who has registered in the City’s VaxLB system will still receive notifications when it is their turn to receive a vaccine, however they will have to make an appointment through My Turn, so everyone should sign up for My Turn now. People who are currently eligible include: healthcare workers; long term care facility residents and staff; people 65 years and older; government emergency response workers; food or agriculture workers; education and childcare workers; and people with physical or mental disabilities.
Additionally, the City will begin vaccinating people with underlying health conditions starting tomorrow, March 12. Public transit workers, custodians/janitors and airport ground crews have also been cleared by the State to be vaccinated. For vaccine appointments, people should sign up for My Turn. Eligibility information is available at www.longbeach.gov/vaxlb.
The City launched VaxLB in early January as a proactive effort to ensure everyone who lives, works and learns in Long Beach could receive a vaccine appointment once eligible; it also provided timely notifications regarding their eligibility. To date, more than 110,000 total users signed up on VaxLB. More than 142,000 vaccine doses have been provided to Long Beach workers and residents who qualify, most of which were scheduled through the VaxLB system.
In February, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched My Turn, which was piloted in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco counties as part of the State’s vaccine rollout plan. My Turn allows for vaccine appointments within a 50-mile radius, providing more opportunities to get vaccinated. Similar to VaxLB, My Turn will send timely notifications to registered users based on their eligible phase and tier. For more information about My Turn, and to register, people may visit myturn.ca.gov or call 833.422.4255.
Moving forward, the City’s VaxLB webpage and system will be used as a hub for COVID-19 vaccination information, including how to sign up for My Turn. The City will continue its mobile vaccination clinics in collaboration with neighborhoods who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 as well as mobile vaccinations for individuals and groups who are homebound. Additionally, 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.
As of March 11, there have been 51,571 COVID-19 cases in Long Beach and 879 people have died from the virus. More than 142,000 vaccines have been administered, which includes approximately 94,000 first doses and 48,000 second doses.
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.