Registration for restricted COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Riverside County opened Thursday for some residents, including those 65 and older, but the appointments were full shortly after.
Registration started at noon for six upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lake Elsinore, Perris and Indio. Those eligible for the restricted appointments are those in Phases 1A and 1B, which include health care, education and other key staff. Around. At 12.10 it appeared that the county’s place of appointment was congested.
Shortly after Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the public health officer for Riverside County, tweeted that the appointments were full, but said more places were coming for vaccines.
This week, Riverside County received 26,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine for distribution among its community partners, of which 3,900 of those doses were used for six additional county-run vaccine clinics.
“This is important news for so many of our residents who are eager to be vaccinated,” Supervisor Karen Spiegel said in a statement. “We also ask for your patience. We continue to have very limited vaccine volumes and high demand in society for it. The county distributes the vaccine as soon as we receive it. ”
The clinics will be open from 8:30 to 16:00 and are scheduled as follows:
- Friday 22. January and Saturday, January 23 at Diamond Stadium located at Diamond Drive 500, Lake Elsinore (January 22 the clinic is for 65 years and older only and an appointment is required)
- Sunday, January 24th and Monday, January 25th at Perris Fairgrounds located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris (the January 25th clinic is for 65 years and older only and appointment required)
- Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 at the Indio Fairgrounds in the Fullenwider Auditorium at 46350 Arabia Street, Indio
The clinics will provide vaccines free of charge; Those who show up, however, must register before arrival, have an appointment and show proof of eligibility (work mark, business identification or proof from employer). Medical insurance information will be requested, although not required. Everyone aged 65 and over must have proof of their age.
For a description of the different COVID-19 levels and to schedule an appointment, visit ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine.
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