An undesirable milestone was reached today as more than 50,000 Californians have died from the Coronavirus in the past year. More than 3.4 million Californians contracted the disease since the global pandemic began.
It is important for Californians who are eligible to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccinations to do so. Vaccinations will help slow the spread and prevent hospitalizations and deaths. Phase 1A and Phase 1B – Tier 1 workers and those 65 and older can be vaccinated at this time. Examples of Phase 1a (all tiers) and Phase 1b (tier 1) include those who work in:
- Acute Care • Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities (medically vulnerable individuals) • First Responders (paramedic/EMTs) • Correctional Hospitals • Behavior Health (psychiatric) • Dialysis Centers (staff) • Pharmacist & Pharmacy Staff • Intermediate Care Facilities • Education and Childcare • Law Enforcement • Home Health and IHSS • Public Health (field)/DPSS • Community Health Workers • Primary Care & Community Clinics • Urgent Cares (stand-alone) • Specialty Clinics • Laboratory Workers • Dental/Oral Health Clinics • Mortuary Services Industries • Food and Agriculture • Emergency Services
To sign-up for an appointment, please go to https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine. Appointments are added periodically. Riverside County does not know when the providers will add more appointments as they are based upon available shipments of the vaccine. It is also recommended to try to get vaccinated at your local healthcare provider or pharmacy.
Those who are technically challenged to make an appointment online can call 2-1-1 on their telephone for assistance. Wait times for phone appointments can be lengthy at peak hours of the day. For more information, go to: https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine