By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (Information and Press Release):
Pictures: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (Courtesy):
San Bernardino County, California: The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors along with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health have recently announced that residents of the county who are 65 years old and over are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors made the announcement late last week for residents of San Bernardino County, California who are 65 years old and over.
“We know that our seniors are the most vulnerable to serious illness and death if they contract COVID-19 and we want to get them vaccinated as quickly as possible. We ask the community for patience as we continue to receive doses from the state of California to serve our senior population and as we continue to vaccinate health care workers,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health said that vaccine supplies from the State are limited, so appointments are scarce.
County residents who are 65 years old and over can make appointments through by going to the following San Bernardino County COVID-19 Vaccine website at: https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/
Seniors can also sign up for email and text notifications to receive alerts about vaccination opportunities and other vaccination news through the “65+ Vaccine Notification Sign Up” link located on the left side of the website.
Those who need assistance with appointments or signing up for notifications can contact the San Bernardino County COVID-19 Hotline at: 1 (909) 387-3911 during the hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
According to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, coming soon to accommodate all vaccination tiers, especially those individuals 65 and older, are a variety of new options for county residents to receive the vaccine to compliment the sites already in place.
These include mobile vaccination units to serve residents with travel challenges, including seniors and residents in the most remote areas of the 20,000-square-mile county, community-based vaccination sites similar to the many county testing sites, through partnerships with local clinics and healthcare providers.
In addition, a super-site for vaccinations will be announced soon.
Vaccinations for County residents 65 and over are available within Phase 1A of the Vaccination Roadmap, which includes all front-line health care workers. Appointments are available with equal priority to both populations.
There currently are six County-run vaccination sites scheduling appointments for qualified individuals:
- ARMC Family Health Centers in San Bernardino and Rialto
- Hesperia Health Center
- Ontario Health Center
- San Bernardino Health Center
- County Human Resources Test Center (County employees only)
For the latest information, statistics, and resources regarding COVID-19 in San Bernardino County, California, please go to the County of San Bernardino’s COVID-19 website at: http://sbcovid19.com/
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