By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– To support essential COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) partnered with San Bernardino County to open a new super vaccination site this week.
The clinic is at IEHP’s headquarters at 10801 Sixth Street in Rancho Cucamonga, with hours of operation from Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination clinic is scheduled to run for approximately six months. Appointments are required and can be made at SBCovid19.com/vaccine.
County and IEHP nurses will administer approximately 500 vaccines per day and plan to work up to administering 1,000 vaccines per day, based on availability. The clinic will include options to support individuals with mobility issues and an observation area to monitor for any side effects.
“The county’s partnership with IEHP will result in a very visible increase in the number of vaccinations we carry out in San Bernardino County and make vaccinations much more accessible to important segments of our population,” said Curt Hagman, who serves as both Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and Vice-Chair of the IEHP Governing Board.
“IEHP is a well-known and respected name in healthcare in our region,” Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford said. “I’m confident they will be a great partner in our efforts to get more people vaccinated in a very efficient manner.”
The opening of the vaccination site was covered by local media, including this segment by KTLA-TV News, which noted the expansiveness of the space and ability to ensure social distancing. IEHP CEO Jarrod McNaughton shared that the hope is to increase vaccinations to 1,000 per day over the next weeks and months, and that the facility will “be up and running as long as it is needed.”
To ensure members and residents have the latest information on vaccine distribution efforts, the health plan will continue to work with Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and provide the latest information on their website, iehp.org.
“We’re a community-based health plan and serving our neighbors in this way is who we are,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP chief executive officer. “We’re grateful to be able to support the effort by providing space and staff and hope that it can serve as a great start to the continued work we know needs to be done in our region.”