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Posted on: February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Updated: October 21, 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 COVID-19 vaccine and/or learn more about getting the vaccine. See this FAQ for Vaccines from LACDPH (PDF) and learn more about the vaccines from the CDC. Also see here and below for information about third/booster doses. It remains critical that everyone 12 years old and older get vaccinated, and that people who receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines get both doses. Nearly all cases of severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 continue to occur among those not yet fully vaccinated.

Vaccine Eligibility

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is free to all. You do not need health insurance, and you do not need to prove citizenship/immigration status. 

At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for minors 12 - 17. 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. Consent can be given when making an appointment on My Turn, or you may print, sign and bring one of the forms below:

Getting a Vaccine

Signal Hill residents may receive a vaccine through L.A. County, the City of Long Beach, a local pharmacy, health care provider, or clinic. Those scheduling their second, third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must bring the vaccination record card given to them with their first dose. 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:

Additional Vaccine Opportunities

The City of Long Beach is offering vaccines and booster/third doses to all L.A. County residents at the following locations, dates and times. Appointments are requested for those receiving the Pfizer booster. 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., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus: Parking Lot 1, corner of Clark Ave. & Carson Blvd.:
    • Tuesday, October 12: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 20: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 28: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Long Beach Weekly Clinics:

  • CSULB (Long Beach State), 1250 Bellflower Blvd. (near bookstore) - Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. - Monday - Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. - Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pfizer Boosters Only: Long Beach City College, Veterans Stadium, 5000 E. Lew Davis Drive - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Appointments encouraged)

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). All available vaccines offer strong protection against severe illlness, hospitalization and death. Infections may happen in a very small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated.  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.

Booster Shots and Third Doses

Local providers in Los Angeles County and the City of Long Beach are now administering booster / third doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Eligible residents for a booster dose of Pfizer include those who received the second of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are either:

  • 65 years or older
  • Residents of long-term care facilities
  • 18 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • 18 to 64 years with high institutional or occupational risk, including healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, and workers in homeless shelters or prisons

If you qualify, you can make an appointment at one of of the above places. Please stay tuned for information on third/booster doses of Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. The CDC must first provide their final approval of those doses before they can be administered.

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 https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/, 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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