With COVID-19 cases rising, the City of Long Beach has entered the Medium (Yellow) Tier of COVID-19 Community Level, the second of three tiers outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is urging residents to be vigilant and take preventative steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
It is especially important for everyone to become vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Vaccines and boosters continue to be the easiest and best defenses against COVID-19 illness, and are especially effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death among breakthrough cases of the virus. The updated bivalent boosters offer increased protection against strains that are currently circulating, including omicron and its subvariants. To view the most up-to-date vaccine clinic schedule and to schedule an appointment, visit longbeach.gov/vaxLB or call 562.570.4636. It is also recommended that everyone ages 6 months and older receive a yearly flu vaccine. People may receive their flu shot at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine or booster at all City-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.