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Mayor of Long Beach On The City’s Vaccine Distribution




"We need to ensure that we collect data, study national and local workforce trends, and most importantly ensure that the process is open and balanced," Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said.
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While many cities in Los Angeles County are still trying to vaccinate healthcare workers, the City of Long Beach has already begun vaccinating people over 65 and grocery store workers.

The city converted Long Beach’s convention center into a mass vaccination site beginning Tuesday, after seniors were cleared to receive vaccinations last Saturday.

How is Long Beach executing its ambitious vaccination plan? And what will be the next steps of the process? We’re learning more with Mayor Garcia. Questions? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Robert Garcia, mayor of Long Beach; he tweets @LongBeachMayor

Dean Blumberg, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital