By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– As part of our efforts to vaccinate older residents residing throughout our geographically far-flung regions, San Bernardino County is introducing its new Senior Mobile Vaccination Clinics beginning today in Crestline, and in Lytle Creek and Lake Arrowhead next Monday and Tuesday.
There are plans to have many more such clinics strategically located in each of the five supervisorial districts. Senior Mobile Vaccination Clinics are planned for the communities of San Bernardino, Chino Hills, Colton, Lucerne Valley, Twentynine Palms, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Hesperia, Montclair, Trona, Needles, and others.
“Getting our older residents vaccinated as quickly as possible will save lives, relieve strain on our hospitals, and allow us to reopen additional businesses and return to some sense of normalcy,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “San Bernardino is the nation’s largest county, so our vaccination campaign requires establishing sites in a wide variety of different locations. We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to get their shots, which means bringing the clinics to them rather than asking them to commute long distances for their appointments.”
The new mobile vaccination sites will exclusively serve 65+ residents. The County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is coordinating the scheduling and locations of each clinic, and working with local area community partners in alerting seniors and setting up appointments.
The mobile vaccination vans have been outfitted with vaccines and related supplies. Once established at a location, seniors will be able to walk up for their vaccine, and directed to an area for a 15-minute observation period to monitor for any possible side effects. A second appointment is made for them at the same time.