Riverside County has confirmed that people aged 65 and over can start getting their coronavirus vaccine, according to the county’s website.
According to the county’s website, vaccines are available for employees working in Phase 1A – All Levels, Phase 1B – Stage 1, as well as for people aged 65 and over.
People aged 75 and over are in phase 1B.
- For employees in Phase 1A and 1B – Level 1, a badge / letter is required to identify the 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. You can call the Riverside County Aging Office at 800-51
Clinics will provide vaccines free of charge, but those that show up will need to register before arrival and show proof of eligibility (badge, company identification, proof from employer).
Medical insurance information will be requested. 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.
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-19-vaccine
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.
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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