Coronavirus
COVID-19 Vaccines for South Bay Schools

Updated December 1, 2021

For general questions related to student and family vaccines, please contact BCHD’s School Well-Being Line at 310-374-3426, and press option 2. The hours for the 2021-22 academic year will be Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm and Friday: 8 am - 12 pm. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5-11

These clinics are only for children ages 5-11. Vaccines for 12+ will not be offered at these clinics. NO GROUP/FAMILY REGISTRATION. If registering more than one child, please make an appointment for each child.

 

First dose clinics were held between Nov. 8 – 18. Second dose clinics will take place between Nov. 29 – Dec. 9. Second dose appointments were scheduled at the same time as the first dose.

For second dose appointments:
What to bring: white vaccination card
What to do if you’ve lost your vaccination card: Staff on-site will verify that the child was vaccinated and will issue a new white vaccination card.
How to reschedule your appointment: Visit myturn.ca.gov to reschedule your appointment at another BCHD vaccine clinic or another location in the County.

At the Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 clinics, we will also accept single dose appointments for either first or second doses. If you need to make an appointment for a single dose, please register for a clinic through the links below. Walk-ins are also accepted. Please note, if you are receiving your first dose at a clinic between Nov. 29 – Dec. 9, you will need to schedule your second dose at another location.  

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Pacific Elementary School - CLINIC FULL
    1200 Pacific Ave, Manhattan Beach, 90266
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hermosa Valley School - REGISTER
    1645 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, 90254
  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Beach Cities Health District - REGISTER
    514 N Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, 90277
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Washington Elementary School - REGISTER
    1100 Lilienthal Lane, Redondo Beach, 90278
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Tulita Elementary School - REGISTER
    1520 S Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, 90277
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Pacific Elementary School - REGISTER
    1200 Pacific Ave, Manhattan Beach, 90266
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hermosa Valley School - REGISTER
    1645 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, 90254
     

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Things to bring with you to your child's appointment:

Verification of Date of Birth: The following types of identification are accepted for proof of age that would apply to children:

  • California ID card or REAL ID card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Any official document that includes name and date of birth, for example, school record
    • Date of birth is available through the Aeries Portal for Manhattan Beach Unified School District students
  • A school administrator may be available for Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District or Redondo Beach Unified School District at select sites to verify date of birth through the student record

If you do not have proof of verification of date of birth, you will be required to fill out a consent form on site or you may print and bring a completed form with you to your appointment.

Public Health consent form: English | Español

Vaccine Site Maps:

Lost and found: If you lost something at one of our vaccine clinics, please call BCHD’s School Well-Being Line at 310-374-3426 and press option 2, Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

How to make an appointment in MyTurn:

Visit https://myturn.ca.gov/.

Choose the appointment type: COVID-19

Make an appointment

Answer the questions:

  1. Accept Privacy Statement
  2. Confirm vaccine: COVID-19
  3. Have you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
  4. Are you scheduling an appointment for an individual or a group/family?
  5. Please the patient’s age or age range (please note: the BCHD clinics will only show up if you select the “5-11” age category since we will only be offering the pediatric dose at these school-based clinics)
    • Certify that the person completing the registration process is over the age of 18
    • Parent/guardian’s first and last name
  6. Are you someone who:
    • Served in the U.S. military
    • Is a spouse or a surviving spouse of a Veteran
    • Is a caregiver of a Veteran
    • Is receiving the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
    • Is employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, or Federal Judiciary
  7. Do you need help with transportation to a vaccine clinic?
  8. What county do you live in?
  9. Certify that information submitted above is true and accurate
  10. No access code is needed

Make an Appointment:

  1. Enter address or zip code of the vaccine clinic above that you want you to register for
  2. Find BCHD clinic
  3. Schedule 1st and 2nd dose appointment

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year olds

On November 2, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5-11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Read more here. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for children 5-11 years old.

Will the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 years old differ from the current product for adolescents and adults?
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds will be a new product with new packaging, new product configuration (10-dose vial), different dosage and injection volume, and have a new National Drug Code (NDC). Current product for adults and adolescents cannot be used in children under 12 years of age.

Is the vaccine effective in this age group?
Immune responses of children 5-11 years old were comparable to those of individuals 16-25 years old. In addition, the vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children 5-11. Source: FDA

Is the vaccine safe for children?
The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children 5-11 years old who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study. Source: FDA

How is the vaccine administered?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5-11 years old is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years and older (30 micrograms). Source: FDA

What are the side effects?
Commonly reported side effects in the clinical trial included injection site pain (sore arm), redness and swelling, fatigue, headache, muscle and/or joint pain, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, nausea and decreased appetite. More children reported side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. Side effects were generally mild to moderate in severity and occurred within two days after vaccination, and most went away within one to two days. Source: FDA

Can my child take a pain reliever?
Ask your child’s healthcare provider for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever and other steps you can take at home after your child gets vaccinated. In general, aspirin is not recommended for use in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age. Placing a cool, damp cloth on the injection site can help with discomfort. Also, it is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination to try to prevent side effects. Source: CDC

Can my child get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same time?
Yes, your child may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu vaccine, at the same time. Source: CDC

*Note: Children under age 5 cannot get vaccinated at this time because there are no vaccines authorized for use in this age group.


Virtual Safe in the South Bay Series: The Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines and Best Practices for Staying Safe

Virtual Safe in the South Bay Series: The Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines and Best Practices for Staying Safe

In partnership with Beach Cities Health District and our Chamber partners

With COVID-19 vaccine boosters and the anticipated release of COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11 years old, an esteemed panel will share the latest science, safety and considerations for these eligible groups. Learn the best practices to keep you and your loved ones safe while getting back to enjoying the company of colleagues, friends and family, resuming travel and returning to school and work.

Panelists include:

  • Janina Lord Morrison, MD, MPH, Director, Clinical and Preventive Services, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Graham Tse, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach

State Vaccine Mandate for Schools

Under a state order, K-12 school staff across the county are required to be vaccinated by October 15 or test weekly. Governor Newsom announced the state’s plan to require COVID-19 vaccination of all students and staff at private and public schools statewide as a condition of in-person attendance. The requirement will be effective for each student beginning the term following full FDA approval of the vaccine for their grade span, beginning with students in grades 7-12, followed by students in grades K- 6. Depending on the timing of approvals, this likely means the requirement will go into effect beginning either January 1 or July 1 of 2022.


Vaccinating Students
With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 and older, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and select school partners in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines to vaccinate the school community. More than 6,000 vaccine doses for youth ages 12-18 were administered.

On June 14, BCHD completed the final vaccine clinic. There were a total of 43 vaccine clinics with 15,590 doses administered to educators, students, families and the general public. Clinics were successfully operated at our AdventurePlex facility as well as several mobile off-site locations, including Redondo Union High School, Hawthorne High School, Inglewood High School, Manhattan Beach Middle School and Adams Middle School.

For information on local clinics that are open to the public, please visit www.bchd.org/covidvaccine.
 
Teens & Vaccines - What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know 
Beach Cities Health District, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and UCLA joined together for a virtual Q&A session with physicians about the COVID-19 vaccine and teens. Click here to watch.
 

Vaccinating Educators
On Monday, March 1, all education staff who live or work in Los Angeles County became eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) coordinated with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding vaccination efforts for school employees. As an authorized vaccine provider, BCHD received vaccines and vaccinated the following school districts in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines:

  • Centinela Valley Unified High School District
  • El Segundo Unified School District 
  • Hawthorne School District 
  • Hermosa Beach City School District 
  • Inglewood Unified School District 
  • Lawndale Elementary School District 
  • Lennox School District
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
  • Redondo Beach Unified School District
  • Wiseburn Unified School District

More than 5,000 vaccine doses for educators were administered over the course of 6 weeks, and more than 90% of educators returned for their second dose.

Click here to view press release.