By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– After much prompting by the County, the State has eliminated a major headache from the vaccination appointment system – having to fill out several pages of personal information before finding out if an appointment is event available.
“The State’s appointment system has been one of the biggest, and most fixable, sources of complaints by county residents,” Chairman Hagman said. “It is a great relief to know the State has fixed this problem.”
Starting this morning, when you click on a link to one of the appointment opportunities at a County Public Health Site on the County’s vaccination appointment page, you will immediately see whether appointments are available.
Once you get an appointment, the County wants to work with our residents and workforce to make sure your vaccination appointments is problem-free and as quick and easy as possible. Whether you are going to a County Department of Public Health site, a vaccination event, or using a mobile vaccine unit, here are a few tips.
- Vaccines can only be given with an appointment.
- All of the vaccine locations are walk-up sites with the exception of the occasional “vaccination super site” events (such as the one held last week at the Auto Club Speedway).
- Please try not to arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
- Be ready to show proof of age.
- It is important for you to wait for at least 15 minutes after receiving a vaccine so you can be observed for any reactions, and for treatment to be provided if needed.
- Please plan to spend at least an hour total at your appointment.
During your appointment, you can expect to work with medical staff to get a vaccination card and have your follow-up second-dose appointment scheduled before you leave.