COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

VACCINES ARE OPEN TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WORK IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY
WHO ARE IN PHASE 1A – ALL TIERS, PHASE 1B - TIER 1 OR AGE 65 YEARS AND OLDER
  • 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

**FOR WORKERS IN PHASE 1A AND 1B – TIER 1, AN APPOINTMENT AND WORKER ID BADGE/LETTER FROM PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT REQUIRED OR YOU WILL NOT BE VACCINATED**

**FOR THOSE 65 YEARS AND OLDER, AN APPOINTMENT AND ID IS REQUIRED**

For those age 65 and older who need help navigating the registration portal:

Call 800-510-2020 Select [2] for LOCAL county assistance, then Select [1] and say "Riverside"

LOCATIONS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Riverside County Public Health Clinics

DATE TIME LOCATION REGISTRATION LINK
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Corona High School
1150 W. 10 Street
Corona, CA 92882
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Heritage High School
26001 Briggs Road
Menifee, CA 92585
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Indio Fairgrounds – Fullenwider Auditorium
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA 92504
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM San Gorgonio Middle School
1591 Cherry Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Corona High School
1150 W. 10 Street
Corona, CA 92882
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Heritage High School
26001 Briggs Road
Menifee, CA 92585
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Indio Fairgrounds – Fullenwider Auditorium
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA 92504
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM San Gorgonio Middle School
1591 Cherry Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Corona High School
1150 W. 10 Street
Corona, CA 92882
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Heritage High School
26001 Briggs Road
Menifee, CA 92585
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Indio Fairgrounds – Fullenwider Auditorium
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA 92504
Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM San Gorgonio Middle School
1591 Cherry Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Corona High School
1150 W. 10 Street
Corona, CA 92882
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Heritage High School
26001 Briggs Road
Menifee, CA 92585
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Indio Fairgrounds – Fullenwider Auditorium
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA 92504
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM San Gorgonio Middle School
1591 Cherry Ave.
Beaumont, CA 92223

Community Partners Offering Vaccination Clinics

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More Vaccination Clinic dates to be announced soon

 

What You Need to Know 

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. California is planning to distribute and administer vaccines as quickly as possible. 

This will be done only after a vaccine's safety has been reviewed and approved by top health experts. Initial vaccine supply will be limited, and California is making sure that these first vaccines are distributed and administered equitably. The first vaccines will be provided to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

It will take some time before the vaccine is available to everyone, and while experts learn more about the protection vaccines provide, it's important to keep using all the tools available to us to help stop the pandemic. This includes wearing masks, washing hands, staying 6 feet apart.

At first, the limited supplies of vaccines will go to frontline healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. As the supply of vaccine increases, those with the highest risk of becoming infected and spreading COVID-19 will receive vaccines. 

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have vaccines for COVID-19?

Yes! Currently there are two vaccines available under Emergency Use Authorizations from the Food and Drug Administration to protect against COVID-19. One of the vaccines is made by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other is made by Moderna.

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?

A number of vaccines are being developed to protect against COVID-19. While the development of COVID-19 vaccines has proceeded rapidly to help save lives, none of the steps in place to test vaccines for safety have been skipped. Two of those vaccines, one from Pfizer and one from Moderna, tested their vaccines over 70,000 people altogether from many walks of life and ethnicities to make sure they were safe and effective. People enrolled in these studies, called clinical trials, were either given the real vaccine or a salt-water solution (placebo). After following the groups for a period of time, scientists were able to show that the groups that received real vaccine were protected against COVID-19. The two vaccines were around 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 without causing serious side effects.

Can I have an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is possible to have an allergic reaction to any vaccine or medication including the COVID-19 vaccine. Serious allergic reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine are very rare but talk to your doctor before getting your vaccine if you have a history of severe allergic reactions.

How will a COVID-19 vaccine help with the pandemic?

Vaccination against COVID-19 will help to reduce the number of people sick with COVID-19, and it could help reduce the severity of illness even if people still get sick. Vaccination against COVID-19 will also help to reduce hospitalizations and death from the virus. If enough people become vaccinated against COVID-19, it will make it easier and safer for businesses and schools to stay open.

Can I get COVID-19 from a vaccine?

No, none of the vaccines that have been released or that are in development contain the virus that causes COVID-19. Many vaccines can cause a mild fever, tiredness and body or muscle aches but this is not the same as getting the virus. These symptoms are a sign that the vaccine has caused the immune response important for protection against disease.

How many COVID-19 shots will I need?

Both of the vaccines currently available require 2 shots several weeks apart. It’s possible that future vaccines will only require one shot but scientists are still studying that.

What side effects does the COVID-19 vaccine cause?

Please see the Pfizer and Moderna Fact sheets on this website for information about side effects.

Will a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19?

No, the main tests used for determining if a person is currently infected like the nose or mouth swab test will not become positive if you get the vaccine. A vaccinated person might test positive for antibodies. When antibodies to COVID-19 are found, it’s a sign that your body’s immune response to the vaccine worked and that you may have protection against COVID-19.

When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Early on there will only be enough vaccine to give to people who work in the highest risk jobs like hospital workers and those who live or work in high risk places like nursing homes. More and more vaccine is being made every day and the goal is to have enough for everyone who wants to be vaccinated. It may take into spring and summer of 2021 to vaccinate everyone who wants it. Riverside County is following State and Federal guidelines for determining the phases of vaccine distribution.

Can children get the vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine’s approval under Emergency Use Authorization allows for adolescents 16 years of age and older to receive the vaccine. Because children do not generally get as sick with COVID-19 as adults do, it’s likely that children will not be among the first people vaccinated. The Moderna vaccine is only approved under Emergency Use Authorization for people 18 years of age and older.

If I get the vaccine will I still need to wear a mask and practice social distancing?

Yes. Until we know more about the level of protection from vaccines in real-world situations, facial coverings and social distancing will continue to be very important to prevent spread of the virus. Also, while the two current vaccines are very effective, no vaccine can protect 100% of people. Some people who get the vaccine will not generate an immune response so it will be important to continue wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing until we reach herd immunity from widespread vaccination.

Will I have to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, the vaccines should be covered by public and private health insurance. For people without health insurance there will be no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.

What can I do to protect myself while I wait for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Most importantly, cover your face and mouth with a face covering whenever you’re around other people. This helps prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Always practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet from others when not in your own home and avoid people who are sick if you can. It’s also important to wash your hands frequently, particularly when you’re returning home after being out for essential activities like grocery shopping.

Should I get a Flu shot?

Yes! Both COVID-19 and the virus that causes flu will be spreading this winter. The Flu shot only protects you from the flu but it’s important to get your vaccine to avoid getting both COVID-19 and flu at the same time. Also, protecting against flu will help keep our hospitals more open to help people with COVID-19 as it spreads through the winter. The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine may have to be given a few weeks apart so talk to your doctor about the timing of your flu vaccine.

How do I go about getting my second dose of vaccine?

For residents who received their first dose at one of our public health vaccine clinics, automatic emails will be sent when it is time to make an appointment for your second dose. You may make an appointment for a second dose at any location where you can secure a time, including at a doctor, pharmacy or urgent care clinic. The appointment does not have to be made precisely on the 21-day or 28-day mark. It can occur after, just not before.
Please note that if you received the Pfizer vaccine for your first dose, you must receive the Pfizer second dose. The same is true for the first Moderna vaccine. Check your vaccination card to see which vaccine you received. At the time of making your second appointment, inquire which vaccine is currently available.
As we receive more vaccine, we anticipate that the appointment process will continue to streamline as we bring on more community vaccination partners and hold more vaccination clinics. If you have any questions as the time nears for a second dose, just let us know and we will be happy to find answers for you.
Please continue to follow our website for updates: https://www.ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine

Phases Recommended By ACIP and CDPH

ENROLL TO BECOME A COVID-19 VACCINE PROVIDER

Vaccine Program Enrollment

Hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, and other healthcare providers interested in administering COVID-19 vaccine must be enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Vaccines and ancillary supplies will be procured and distributed by the federal government at no cost to enrolled, approved COVID-19 vaccination providers.

Healthcare Providers Click Here to Learn More

 

News

Public Health clinics in Riverside County not impacted by ‘pause’ in Moderna vaccine 

RUHS Public Health: Riverside County health officials anticipate first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 18

Riverside County activates incident management team, plans for regional COVID-19 supersites

COVID-19 Vaccine Information English / Spanish – December 16, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan English – December 29, 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations English / Spanish – December 30, 2020

EMD: State Oxygen Depot Established English – January 7, 2021

Riverside County health officials have scheduled more COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout region English - January 15, 2021