PRESS RELEASE

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

11/5/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 10292021
Subject:
Long Beach Health Department Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics in November
Contact:
Jennifer Rice Epstein
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
562.441.3590
Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov




The below press release was revised at 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 5 to reflect the accurate clinic operating hours. Clinics take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m., not 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as previously stated.

The 
Long Beach 
Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics in November at Main Health (2525 Grand Ave.) to provide booster shots to those who are eligibleThe clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, Friday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 19. 

Thnew clinics are in addition to the other booster clinics already being offered across Long BeachBoosteralso are available six days per week at all of the City’s vaccine sites, and mobile vaccinations are offered on weekdays to Long Beach residents eligible for vaccine who are not able to travel to vaccination sites, such as those in skilled nursing, elder care, sober living and other facilities, as well as adults who cannot leave their homes.  

It is especially important that those who are older than 65 and people with underlying health conditions get the booster shot in order to prolong the vaccine’s protective qualities. And everyone who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine should get their booster.  

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available six months after an eligible person receives their second dose. The Johnson & Johnson booster will be available to everyone 18 and older who has had their single dose at least two months prior. 
 
People can get a booster with any brand, regardless of which vaccination they received initially. Anyone who qualifies for a booster can receive the Moderna vaccine as a half dose; a full dose of Pfizer; or a full dose of Johnson & Johnson. The timing of the booster (two months or six months) depends on the original vaccine administered (Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer/Moderna). 

Appointments are strongly suggested. People may visit myturn.ca.gov or call 562.570.4636 to make an appointment. Eligible people may also be able to receive booster through their healthcare provider and at many local pharmacies.   

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