Officials announced on Monday that beginning April 6 (Tuesday), Riverside County will provide coronavirus vaccines to residents 16 and older, nine days before the date the state government plans to do so.
County Public Health Minister Kim Saruwatari said in a press release: “The expansion of eligibility will enable the last large number of adult residents in Riverside County to be vaccinated, making us more likely to be herd immunized.” “Bringing the vaccine to the young population we have seen an increase in cases is a big step forward.”
Director Karen Spiegel said in the same version: “There are now more vaccines available, and the opening up of qualifications will enable us to further move towards the goal of vaccinating the majority of residents.”
According to the press release, 16-year-old and 17-year-old children eligible for Pfizer vaccines must be accompanied by their parents or guardians to make vaccine appointments. People over the age of 18 can use Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
In late March, Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) announced that those 16 years and older will be vaccinated across the state from April 15. California people aged 50 and over will be eligible on April 1, while Riverside County allows people in certain occupations (grocery store workers and teachers) for example-except for cancer or severe obesity In addition to people aged 16 and over with potential health conditions, vaccinations that make them particularly vulnerable to serious illnesses or deaths from COVID-19 are also required.
Riverside County currently operates four vaccine clinics located in Albert Chatini S, Beaumont. Community recreation centers; Tahquitz High School in Hemet, Heritage High School in Menifee and Moreno Valley Shopping Center. The county also provides vaccines at six community health centers operated by its Riverside University Health System.
The county has received more than one million doses of the vaccine, and the vaccine injection rate last Wednesday was one in a million. According to data from Riverside University Health System-Public Health, as of Monday, 31.8% of residents aged 16 and over in the county had been partially or fully vaccinated, of which 17.4% were fully vaccinated vaccine.
To book a vaccine, visit www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine. Those over 65 or who need help making an appointment can call 211 or 951-329-4703. According to the county, there are currently 211 waiting times of less than 5 minutes.