Govern Newsom announced today that Seniors age 65 and older can now get the COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to speed up the distribution and get healthcare workers and those most vulnerable vaccinated right away. This will help in slowing the spread and reduce the number of patients needing hospitalization.
In response, Riverside County announced new COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all Phase 1a (all tiers) and Phase 1b (tier 1) as well as individuals 65 years of age and older. The clinics will provide vaccines free of charge, however those who show up will be required to register prior to arrival and show proof of eligibility (badge, business identification, letter of proof from employer). Medical insurance information will be requested. Those 65 and older who need assistance making an appointment can call the Riverside County Office of Aging at (800) 510-2020 or 2-1-1.
To see the description of the various tiers and to sign up for an appointment, click www.ruhealth.org.
The following locations will have walk-up vaccine clinics starting Jan. 14. Hours of operation 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
(There will be no clinics Monday, January 18 because of Martin Luther King holiday.)
Corona High School
1150 W. 10th Street
Corona, CA, 92882
Heritage High School
26001 Briggs Road
Menifee, CA, 92585
San Gorgonio Middle School
1591 Cherry Avenue
Beaumont, CA, 92223
The following location will have a walk-up vaccine clinic on Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Indio Fairgrounds (Fullenwider Auditorium)
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA. 92201
The following location will have a drive-up vaccine clinic Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. This clinic will be reserved for those 65 years of age and older.
500 Diamond Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA, 92530
Please visit www.ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine or call 2-1-1 for more information. Seniors can also call the Riverside County Office on Aging at (800) 510-2020.