By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– This week, the County of San Bernardino is moving into the second tier of Phase 1A of its vaccination roadmap, which means doses are being distributed to caregivers with In Home Support Services (IHSS), intermediate care centers, and public and community health centers, including facilities for mental health.
Tier 2 of Phase 1A also sees the first vaccines going to urgent care facilities and primary care physicians that are able to receive and handle the vaccines, which is less than 25% of all state physicians at this time.
The County has been very successful in its distribution of the vaccine to frontline health care workers and medical first responders that are in Tier 1 of Phase 1A. To date, nearly 25,000 doses have gone to our hospital workers; approximately 600 to dialysis centers; and just under 900 doses to medical first responders (paramedics and EMTs).
Finishing out Tier 1, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is coordinating the distribution of vaccines to staff at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities through partnerships with Walgreens and CVS.
To learn more about the vaccine roadmap and to read Frequently Asked Questions, visit the County’s vaccine webpage.