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Riverside County residents 65 & older and essential workers now eligible for COVID vaccine – KESQ

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Riverside County has confirmed that persons aged 65 years and older can start getting their coronavirus vaccine, the county’s website shows.

According to the county’s website, vaccines are available for employees who work in Phase 1A – All Tiers, Phase 1B – Tier 1, and people aged 65 years and older.

People 75 years and older are in Phase 1B.

NOTE:

  • For employees in Phase 1A and 1B – Tier 1, an appointment and employee 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. You can call call the Riverside County Office of Aging at 800-510-2020 or 2-1-1.

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.

Vaccines will only be given out to those who made appointments ahead of time. You can find the latest information on vaccination distribution, including locations and how to register at ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine

A clinic was opened Sunday, Jan. 17 at the 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 AT THE INDIO FAIRGROUNDS)

A drive-up clinic in Lake Elsinore opening on Saturday will be exclusively for those 65 years and older ONLY.

Locations available to sign-up

This comes after Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state is immediately allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccines.

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For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call 833.422.4255 or visit https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines. You may also email: [email protected].

You can also watch a special edition of News Channel 3 at 6:30 p.m. in which top local health experts answer your coronavirus vaccine questions.

Watch the special Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Local 2 and Fox 11.

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