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Posted on: February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Updated: August 24, 2021

The City of Signal Hill is under the jurisdiction of the L.A. County Department of Health (LACDPH). The information below is provided as a courtesy to assist you in using State, County and other resources to receive your vaccine and/or learn more about getting the vaccine. Learn more about the vaccines from the CDC. 

Vaccine Eligibility

In L.A. County and state-wide, all residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, minors 12 - 17 can only be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Therefore, if given the option while registering, please be sure to select the Pfizer vaccine only. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (or a signed consent form) at the time of their vaccination and bring proof of age/date of birth. Appointments and photo identification are not required for adults 18 and older at any City of Long Beach or L.A. County-run vaccination sites. 

Getting a Vaccine

Health officials are working with multiple providers and partners to offer opportunities for vaccination. Signal Hill residents may receive a vaccine through L.A. County, the City of Long Beach, a local pharmacy, health care provider, or clinic. Please use all available methods to find a vaccination location and time that fits your needs:

  • Find a vaccine appointment at MyTurn.CA.gov (Search for an appointment under both Long Beach and L.A. County)
  • Call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m, 7 days a week
  • Visit longbeach.gov/vaxlb for vaccination options through the City of Long Beach (see more information below)
  • Visit VaccinateLACounty.com (for County-run vaccination sites only)
  • Check VaccineFinder for information on clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines
  • Contact your healthcare provider and/or pharmacy
  • Contact your employer
  • Follow @LAPublicHealth and @LBHealthDept on Facebook and/or Twitter for real-time updates on vaccination clinics, availability, no-appointment opportunities, and more. 

Appointments may also be available at the following:

No-Appointment Vaccine Opportunities

The City of Long Beach is offering vaccines to all L.A. County residents at the following. No appointment is necessary. Visit VaxLB for the latest City of Long Beach vaccine locations, dates and times, as the information below may change.

Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus: Parking Lot 1, corner of Orange Ave. & Pacific Coast Highway: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Long Beach Weekly Clinics:

  • Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. - Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Seaside Park, 1401 Chestnut Ave. - Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Granada Beach, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd. - Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St. - Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. - Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Second Street, 5200 2nd St. - Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bixby Knolls Farmers' Market, 4570 Atlantic Ave. - Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Recreation Park, 4900 E. 7th St. - Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Colorado Lagoon, 5200 E.Eliot St. - Thursday, August 12 and Thursday, August 26, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Transportation Assistance

If you are having transportation difficulties, Uber and Lyft rideshare apps are offering free roundtrip rides to some vaccination sites within their apps. If you need help scheduling a ride or if you want to get your vaccination at a site not listed in the app, you can reach out to the L.A. County Public Health call center at 833-540-0473 and you will be connected to free transportation. 

What Does it Mean to Be "Fully Vaccinated"?

According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or at least 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). Infections happen in only a very small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. However, evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others. Please continue to take precautions:

  • Wear well-fitted masks at indoor public places
  • Avoid indoor large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
  • Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask in their own household if someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated. People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.

False Vaccination Cards

Owning or making fake vaccination cards is illegal.  According to the FTC, buying fake vaccine cards, making your own, or filling in blank cards with false information is a federal crime and could get you fined or even land you in jail. Please do not falsify a vaccination record for yourself or anyone else. To report suspicious activity involving false vaccination cards, report it to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or oig.hhs.gov/report, or file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://www.ic3.gov. The only legitimate way to get proof that you’re vaccinated — or that you test negative — is to get vaccinated or to test negative. If you lose your vaccine card, you can request a digital vaccine record from the state of California at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/. If you received your vaccinations from a federal agency (e.g., Department of Defense, Indian Health Services, or Veterans Affairs), please reach out to those agencies for assistance with your vaccination record.

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