COVID-19 Vaccination Info for LBCC Students
As we near the end of the semester I would like to acknowledge all of your hard work and perseverance during this remote time! I would also like to share with you that Long Beach City College is actively working to ensure a safe environment as we begin to expand the in-person services and student support this spring and summer. The College plans to expand the number of in-person courses this upcoming fall 2021 semester with the goal of being fully back on campus in spring 2022.
As we begin to offer more services and classes in person, we would also like to share with you some helpful information on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and the multiple ways you can schedule an appointment to get vaccinated.
Why Should LBCC Students Get the Vaccine?
- COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
- Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more in and out of your home
- COVID-19 vaccination is a safe way to help build protection for yourself and to protect your loved ones
- COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic
Is the Vaccine Safe?
YES, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective
Over 230 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through April 26, 2021 under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history
Safety monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe
The CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.
Are the Vaccines Required for LBCC Students?
The University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) recently came out with a statement requiring vaccines for students upon FDA approval. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office will be issuing a statement, but they have given local districts the ability to set their own policies around requiring vaccines. Currently, vaccines are not required to attend LBCC and this will be a continued discussion to be evaluated at the direction of the Board of Trustees.
Vaccine Scheduling and Information
The City of Long Beach has multiple locations available to schedule your vaccination. Locations include LB Health Department Clinics, pharmacies, and a mobile vaccination team. For more information, please visit: Where to Get Vaccinated
If you are outside of the City of Long Beach, you may schedule a vaccine appointment by visiting My Turn California.
For more COVID-19 updates and vaccine information please visit Long Beach Health and Human Services.
Lastly, please know that you can always reach our LBCC Student Health Services designed to help support you through our wonderful primary care staff, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapy professionals.
Wishing you a great end of the semester and hope you take advantage of the vaccines available to you. We look forward to seeing you soon in person and wish you good health!
Dr. Nohel C. Corral
Interim Vice President of Student Services