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Governor Highlights Local Vaccine Effort

California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised the Long Beach Unified School District’s partnership with the City of Long Beach as a model for the state of California during a recent visit to a Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site.

The governor applauded the city’s ability to vaccinate teachers as part of an effort to return students to campuses, noting that Long Beach has been a topic of discussion in Sacramento.

“Consistently, Long Beach is called out as an example of a district and a community that should be looked at, should be considered and should be modeled in terms of their effort,” Newsom said as reported by lbpost.com.

LBUSD has worked closely with Long Beach Health and Human Services to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all employees who wish to be immunized. So far, LBUSD has offered more than 6,200 appointments to its employees since late January. 

Additional information on clinic appointments is being shared via email with employees as vaccine shipments arrive. 

A list of frequently asked questions and answers about the vaccine is available at longbeach.gov/health. The city also provides a COVID Hotline at 570-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For vaccine information, wait to select option 6 when you hear it, and leave a message, or email COVID19Vaccine@longbeach.gov.

Gov. Newsom and State Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell tour Twain Elementary School last year.