Long Beach, California – In accordance with the CDC’s announcement on expanded eligibility for the vaccines, Long Beach health officials said the city will start administering COVID-19 booster doses to children between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Pfizer-BioNTec vaccine will be the only one available as a booster. In order to be eligible to get the booster, in addition to the required age, children must have obtained the second dose at least five months earlier.
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise recently, health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible and enhance protection against severe disease. They are also recommending people wear face masks indoors.
According to the authorities in Long Beach, in order to vaccinate any minor with COVID-19, the child must first have the agreement of both of their parents. Both the appointment portal and the consent form may be found on the internet.
The Pfizer booster shot will be offered at the following vaccination clinics:
The following vaccination sites will be eligible to administer the Pfizer booster shot:
- Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (Parking Lot 1, Corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway)
- Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
- Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
- Wednesdays in June and July, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Cabrillo High School (2100-2198 Monitor Ave.)
- Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Ramona Park (3301 E. 65th St.)
- Mondays through Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.