Long Beach Opens Vaccine Eligibility To Everyone 16-And-Over
All Californians 16-and-older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting April 15, but the city of Long Beach is moving ahead of the state, opening up eligibility starting today.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia made the announcement:
"If you are a Long Beach resident and you want to get vaccinated and you're over 16-years-old, you can walk to the Convention Center Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and receive your vaccine."
Starting today, Long Beach will begin vaccinating all 16+ residents who want a vaccine. These are only walk-ups at the Long Beach Convention Center from M-Sat. If we run out of vaccine that day, we will schedule you on the spot. Online appointments start April 15.— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarcia) April 8, 2021
What if demand is so high, that the city runs out while you're in line? Mayor Garcia says they'll make an appointment for you on site, for the following days.
San Bernardino County has also expanded coverage to everyone 16-and-older. Minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Important caveat: You'll need to show proof of residence in both Long Beach and San Bernardino to get the vaccine.