In Riverside County, people aged 65 and over can start receiving their coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, along with adults of all ages, if they work in education, law enforcement, food and agriculture and emergency services.
This group constitutes Phase 1B in the vaccine distribution framework in the county. People from all levels of Phase 1A can also be vaccinated.
- For employees in Phase 1A and 1B – Level 1, mandatory badge / letter to identify an employee / letter from the place of work or you will not be vaccinated
- For those over 65, a meeting and an identity document are required.
Vaccines will only be given to those who have pre-registered. You can find the latest information on vaccine distribution, including locations and how to register at ruhealth.org/covid-1
Those aged 65 and over who need help arranging an appointment can call the Riverside County Aging Office at 800-510-2020 or 2-1-1.
Clinics will provide vaccines for free, but you you will need to register before arrival and show proof of eligibility (badge, company identification, proof from the employer).
Medical insurance information will be requested.
The clinic opened on Sunday (January 17th) at the Indio Fairgrounds. This place will be a walk clinic. You still need to register to be vaccinated.
(UPDATE – NO MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE AT INDIAN FAIRS)
A driving clinic on Lake Elsinore, open on Saturday, will be exclusively for those aged 65 and over.
Other providers offer vaccinations, including pharmacies at Albertsons and Ralphs grocery stores.
This came after Governor Gavin Newsum announced that the state immediately allowed residents aged 65 and over to receive scarce coronavirus vaccines.
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