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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061421
Long Beach Holds ‘Sharks for Shots’ Vaccination Clinic June 17
People receiving first vaccination shot and one guest can visit Aquarium during evening event
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center

Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach invites community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and receive free admission to see sharks and other sea creatures. The incentive aims to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

“We continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at various sites throughout the city and this clinic provides a great opportunity to see sharks too,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We appreciate the Aquarium of the Pacific for partnering with us to motivate people to get vaccinated.”

Individuals who receive their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or their one and only dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine at the event will receive free admission to the Aquarium for themselves and one guest that night.

Complimentary parking is available. The vaccination clinic will be held outdoors in front of the Aquarium in the plaza area.

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 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Evening vaccinations at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), located at 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday throughout the month of June, The Habit Burger will be onsite providing complimentary meals to everyone receiving the vaccine. Meals will also be provided to children under 12 when accompanying a vaccinated individual.

Appointments are not required, but people interested in scheduling an appointment may visit the State’s vaccination portal,, or call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 833.422.4255 to do so.

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 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. People may also visit for up to date information regarding cases and vaccines.