Long Beach has vaccinated 99% of seniors, Mayor Robert Garcia says

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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In hopes of encouraging people to get vaccinated, Long Beach is offering two free tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific to anyone receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine, city officials said Tuesday.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The city of Long Beach has vaccinated 99% of its seniors, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.

The milestone was announced on Twitter as the city continues to offer daily drawings for prizes serving as incentives for vaccination, including gift cards, free Aquarium of the Pacific tickets and free stays at local hotels.

The drawings will be held through Saturday. Information about how to enter is available here.

City statistics show that more than 53,000 residents over age 65, or 99% of the age group, have been vaccinated.

Overall, more than 66% of the city's population over age 16 have been vaccinated.

Other Long Beach COVID-19 statistics since the start of the pandemic:

  • More than 53,000 positive results for COVID-19
  • 942 deaths from the virus
  • More than 251,000 Long Beach residents have been fully vaccinated