In Riverside County, people 65 and older can start getting 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 of the county vaccine distribution framework. People at all levels of stage 1A can also be vaccinated.
- For employees in phases 1A and 1B – level 1, an agreement and employee ID badge / letter from the workplace are required, otherwise you will not be vaccinated
- For those 65 and over, an agreement and ID are required.
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-1
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.
The clinics will provide vaccines for free, however you must be registered before arrival and show proof of eligibility (badge, business identification, proof of employer).
Medical insurance information will be requested.
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.
Other providers offer vaccinations, including pharmacies in Albertson’s and Ralph’s grocery stores.
This comes after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state is immediately allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccines.
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