City to Begin Administering Second COVID-19 Booster Doses for Eligible People

Male doctor vaccine a young woman patient – Vaccination against coronavirus pandemic

LONG BEACH, CA – Effective immediately, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will begin administering second booster doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) or the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people.

“We’ve made significant progress in beating this pandemic and the many devastating impacts it has caused,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The best way to keep our progress going – and keep our community healthy – is to get vaccinated and get boosted if eligible.” 

The following people may receive their second booster four months after their first booster:

  • Those 50 years of age and older who received an mRNA vaccine as their first booster dose
  • All adults 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson as their primary booster dose
  • People 12 years of age and older who are immunocompromised (Pfizer only)
  • People 18 years of age and older who are immunocompromised

The City continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccination six days a week. The COVID-19 vaccination schedule is as follows:

  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)
    • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (Parking Lot 1, at the 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.
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
    • Mondays through Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Thursdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • CSULB (6049 E. 7th St.)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays in March, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Mondays and Wednesdays in April, noon to 3 p.m.
  • El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
    • Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.

The Health Department continues to urge everyone to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 infection and especially effective at preventing hospitalization, serious illness or death among breakthrough cases of the virus. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit or call 562.570.4636.