Disabled, High Risk Residents Do Not Need to Show Proof of Eligibility for Vaccine

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Based on new direction provided by the State, San Bernardino County has made it easier for residents whose medical condition puts them at high risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19 to get vaccinated. Such individuals are not required to show proof of eligibility when they arrive for a vaccination appointment.

“Disabled and high-risk residents will only be asked to self-attest to their eligibility; they will not be required to show documentation from a doctor or other healthcare provider,” said Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Curt Hagman.

Hagman noted that the signed attestation form, available on the County’s vaccine appointment webpage, can be reviewed in both English and Spanish. Disabled and high-risk individuals should still begin by checking with their own health care provider, who might be able to expedite a vaccination.

Other sectors still accepting vaccine appointments

Others currently eligible for the vaccine include individuals working in any role in the Food and Agriculture Sector from CA Essential Workforce list. This sector also includes any employee working in a restaurant, food delivery and veterinary services.

Other sectors previously opened for vaccines include persons working in education and childcare, all those age 65 and over, social workers, public transit workers, utility workers, and anyone working in health care or emergency response.

If you believe you are eligible for vaccination under these guidelines, you can make an appointment on the County’s vaccination website. If access to the website is a challenge, or you need personal assistance, call the County COVID hotline at 909-387-3911, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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