Seniors Vaccinated at Speedway on February 2 Reminded to Get Follow-up Dose Next Week

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Senior residents who received an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at the County’s mass vaccination event at the Auto Club Speedway on February 2 are reminded that they are due to receive their follow-up shots next week.

This second dose-only mass vaccination event is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 2. Only residents who got their shot at the first event were able to schedule appointments for this second shot. Next week’s follow-up shots will be provided at the same location: the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The process will largely repeat the initial event.

The County has taken steps to prevent long waits on Cherry Avenue, including adding more lanes and parking space inside the speedway property. Returning residents are asked to not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.

“We had a very successful event last month, delivering vaccines to well over 3,000 people in a single day,” said Chairman Hagman. “We gained valuable experience at our first large-scale event, and we are confident next week’s event will run even more smoothly.”

Like the first time, people who get their second shot will be asked to wait 15 minutes to ensure there is no serious reaction from the second dose. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. For more advice on possible side effects, see this page on the CDC COVID-19 website.

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