Riverside County has confirmed that people aged 65 and over can start receiving their coronavirus vaccine, the county website says.
According to the county’s website, vaccines are available for employees who work in Phase 1A – all levels, Phase 1B – level 1, and those aged 65 and over.
People aged 75 and over are in phase 1B.
- For employees in Phase 1A and 1B – Level 1, an appointment and workplace employee badge / letter required or you will not be vaccinated
- For those aged 65 and over, an appointment and ID are required. You can call the Riverside County Office of Aging at 800-510-2020 or 2-1-1.
Clinics will provide vaccines free of charge, however, those who show up will need to register prior to arrival and present proof of eligibility (badge, business ID, employer’s proof letter).
Information on medical insurance will be requested. People 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 will only be distributed to those who have made an appointment in advance. You can find the latest information on vaccine distribution, including locations and how to register at ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine
A clinic was opened on Sunday January 17 at the Indio exhibition center. This location will be a walk-in clinic. You still need to register to be vaccinated.
(UPDATE – THERE ARE NO MORE EVENTS AVAILABLE AT INDIO FAIRGROUNDS)
A drive-in clinic in Lake Elsinore that will open on Saturday will be exclusively for those 65 and over ONLY.
It comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state is immediately allowing residents 65 and over to obtain rare vaccines against the coronavirus.
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