Appointment or Walk-up: Getting a Vaccine Couldn’t Be Easier

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– According to San Bernardino County health officials, the county has reached the point where those complacent or hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine need to take action. And with walk-ups now allowed at all County-operated sites and many if not most privately-run sites, getting that protection couldn’t be easier.

There are 12 ongoing County sites distributing doses every week, along with dozens of hospitals, health centers, clinics or pharmacies and a revolving handful of special event sites which now include many high schools (see accompanying story).

“Most people currently unvaccinated are not those who have strong objections to getting one,” said Interim County Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “Rather, it’s younger adults who simply haven’t felt an urgency to do so as they see case rates fall and businesses open up. We cannot stress strongly enough, however, that to delay getting your vaccine is simply an unnecessary risk. Why fool around when there is a possibility of serious illness, long-term problems or even death?”

Ongoing County-operated sites

All 12 County-operated sites operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All sites are offering the Pfizer vaccine and both appointments and walk-ups are accepted.

  • Adelanto, Columbia Middle School (14409 Aster Rd.)
  • Apple Valley, Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church (affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Health, 18386 Corwin Rd.) 
  • Bloomington, Ayala Park Community Center (18313 Valley Blvd.) 
  • Hesperia, Hesperia Health Center (16453 Bear Valley Rd.) 
  • Joshua Tree, Copper Mountain College (6162 Rotary Way)
  • Montclair, Montclair Place (5060 E North Montclair Plaza Lane)
  • Ontario, Ontario Convention Center (2000 E. Convention Center Way)
  • Rancho Cucamonga, Inland Empire Health Plan (10801 6th St.)
  • Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga Sports Complex (8303 Rochester Ave.)
  • Rialto, Grace Vargas Senior Center (1411 S. Riverside Ave.)
  • San Bernardino, National Orange Show Event Center (689 South E St.)
  • Victorville, Hook Community Center (14973 Joshua St.) 
  • Yucaipa, Yucaipa Senior Center (12202 1st St.)

People who walk-up to a vaccination site should be prepared to register in person, which will include answering health-screening questions. Appointments can be made for all sites at sbcovid19.com/vaccine.

Hospitals, health centers, clinics and pharmacies

In addition to the above ongoing County-operated vaccine sites, many hospitals in San Bernardino County have vaccines on hand, as well as several clinics and health centers.

Individuals can use the County website or go through their physician groups associated with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Loma Linda University Health, San Antonio Regional Hospital, Mountains Community Hospital, Redlands Community Hospital, Bear Valley Community Healthcare or the San Bernardino Clinic.

In addition, Moderna vaccines are being given at the San Bernardino County Health Centers in San Bernardino, Ontario, Hesperia and Adelanto.

Finally, there are participating pharmacies administering doses throughout the county, including Albertsons, Costco, Ralphs, Rite-Aid, Sav-On, Vons, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as many independent pharmacies. Individuals should check directly with their preferred, neighborhood pharmacy, or again, check the list at sbcovid19.com/vaccine.

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