PRESS RELEASE

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

12/22/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 122221-4
Subject:
City Vaccine and Testing at Houghton Park Will Relocate Outdoor Operations to Indoors Tomorrow, December 23, and Friday, December 24, Due to Rain Event; Pacific Coast Campus and Veterans Stadium Sites to Reopen Next Week
Vaccine and testing operations will relocate indoors to Houghton Park Community Center and Main Health Building
Contact:
Jennifer Rice Epstein
562.441.3590
Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov
Public Affairs Officer
Department of Health and Human Services




Due to forecasted rain tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, City COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites will relocate their outdoor operations to indoors at the Houghton Park Community Center, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave., and the Main Health building, located at 2525 Grand Ave. Vaccine and testing clinics at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus and Veterans Stadium will reopen next week on their regularly scheduled operating days. These sites are located outdoors and cannot operate in the rain.  

The modified vaccine and testing schedule for Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 will be as follows:

Houghton Park Community Center

  • COVID-19 Testing Schedule
    • Thursday, Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule
    • Thursday, Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 24, CLOSED due to the holiday

Main Health Building

  • COVID-19 Testing Schedule
    • Thursday, Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Vaccine appointments scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 23, at Pacific Coast Campus have been moved to Houghton Park Community Center. Those with vaccine appointments will be notified via email and phone. Those with testing appointments at Pacific Coast Campus or Veterans Stadium will be contacted via email for rescheduling.

All City vaccine and testing sites will also be closed Saturday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, for the holidays.

The Health Department continues to urge everyone to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 cases, as well as preventing hospitalization, serious illness or death among breakthrough cases of the virus. To view the most up-to-date vaccine clinic schedule, including holiday closures, and to schedule your appointment, visit longbeach.gov/vaxLB or call 562.570.4636. 

People also should get tested if any symptoms are present or if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. To view the most up-to-date testing clinic schedule, including holiday closures, and to schedule your appointment, visit longbeach.gov/covid19testing or call 562.570.4636.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, 562.441.3590, Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov.