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Riverside County residents 65 and older and important workers are now eligible for COVID vaccine



Riverside County has confirmed that people 65 and older can start getting their coronavirus vaccine, the county’s website shows.

According to the county’s website, vaccines are available for staff working in Phase 1A – all levels, Phase 1B – Level 1 and people aged 65 and over.

People 75 years and older are in phase 1B.

NOTE:

  • For employees in phase 1A and 1B – level 1, an agreement and employee ID mark / letter from place of employment is required otherwise you will not be vaccinated
  • For those 65 and over, an agreement and ID are required. You can call the Riverside County Office of Aging at 800-51
    0-2020 or 2-1-1.

The clinics provide vaccines free of charge, but those who show up must register before arrival and show proof of eligibility (badge, business identification, proof from employer).

Medical insurance information will be requested. Those 65 and older who need help making an appointment can call the Riverside County Office of Aging at 800-510-2020 or 2-1-1.

Vaccines are only given to those who made appointments in advance. You can find the latest information on vaccination distribution, including locations and how to sign up ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine

A clinic opened Sunday, Jan. 17 at Indio Fairgrounds. This location will be a walk-up clinic. You still need to register to be vaccinated.
(UPDATE – THERE ARE NO MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE IN INDIO FAIRGROUNDS)

A driving clinic in Lake Elsinore, which opens on Saturday, is ONLY for 65 years and older.

Places available for registration

This comes after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state is immediately allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccines.

Stay tuned to News Channel 3 for further updates

Download the News Channel 3 app on the Apple Store or Google Play to get news alerts latest local coronavirus news, including vaccine updates, news reopens and closures, new case data, live news conferences and more.

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call 833.422.4255 or visit https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines. You can also email: rivco.vaccines@ruhealth.org.

You can also watch a special edition of News Channel 3 at. 18.30, where the best local health experts answer your questions about coronavirus vaccine.

See the special Thursday at 18.30 on CBS Local 2 and Fox 11.


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