Breaking News: San Bernardino County, CA: Officials with the County of San Bernardino announces all county residents age 16 years old and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: County of San Bernardino (Information):

San Bernardino County, California: Officials with the County of San Bernardino have announced that all county residents age 16 years old and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

Picture: County of San Bernardino (Courtesy):

The announce came out in a press release issued from the County of San Bernardino on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, which said that the decision means thousands of additional residents may now schedule an appointment to receive one of the three FDA-approved vaccines.

“This represents another milestone in our effort to get this pandemic under control and return life to normal in San Bernardino County. The disease is still with us, and we still need to remain cautious to avoid further outbreaks. Yet we have successfully vaccinated tens of thousands of our most vulnerable residents and have seen new cases and hospitalizations decrease rapidly, so we believe it’s time to open appointments to everyone in the county,” said the County’s Interim Health Director Andrew Goldfrach.

Residents ages 16 and 17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the Pfizer vaccine (the only one thus far approved for people under 18). The Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to those who are 18 years and older.

More than 785,000 vaccinations have been administered to San Bernardino County residents, according to the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard on the County’s COVID-19 website.

The vaccines have been administered through County-run sites and a variety of independent providers such as hospitals, physician practices and major pharmacies.

To schedule an appointment, please visit the County vaccination page or call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can also make an appointment online at: https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/

Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in San Bernardino County, California.

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