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Manhattan Beach Hits 80% Vaccination Rate

Jun 23, 2021 10:20AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Battalion Chief Tyler Wade of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department delivers one of the first vaccines to a local educator through the Beach Cities Health District's vaccination center at Adventureplex in Manhattan Beach.

Manhattan Beach has reached an 80 percent vaccination rate - those who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - among individuals ages 16 and over.

Among residents ages 65 and over, a whopping 99 percent have received at least their first vaccine. And among children ages 12-17, 79 percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

Those percentages cover vaccinations given through June 18.

Manhattan Beach vaccination rates are among the very highest in Los Angeles County. Its vaccination rates also surpass many of the peer communities to which it is often compared (Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Marino, and so on).

Public health officials continue to urge those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so.

"COVID-19 continues to spread among unvaccinated people, with almost all new cases, hospitalizations and deaths occurring among those not fully vaccinated," said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, in a statement. "While vaccinated people are well protected against COVID-19, those not yet vaccinated will need to use standard public health practices, including masking and distancing, to decrease their exposure to COVID-19.”

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at county-run sites, L.A. city-run sites, almost all mobile sites, and many of the community sites without an appointment. Many sites are open on weekends and have evening hours.

Through Thursday, June 24 at county-run vaccination sites, participating L.A. city sites, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get their first vaccine or who brings a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment, will have an opportunity to win one of three prizes: two 17-ticket packages to see Pepe Aguilar at the Staples Center this November, and one VIP Experience for 20 people at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Visit (English) and (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you.

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