By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Golden State’s newest millionaires could also be the most newly vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ten vaccinated Californians will each receive $1.5 million, 30 will receive $50,000, and the first 2 million who get vaccinated starting this afternoon will receive $50 online or grocery gift cards under a $116.5 million “Vax for the Win” incentive plan announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom today.
“There are a lot of San Bernardino County residents who want to get vaccinated but haven’t because they have busy lives and higher priorities,” said Board of Supervisors Curt Hagman. “Hopefully the chance at winning a serious amount of state money will drive them to their nearest vaccination center.”
More than half of all eligible county residents have been vaccinated and more than 40 percent have been fully vaccinated. Almost 1.5 million doses have been received by county residents.
These county residents — along with everyone who is vaccinated soon — will be among the 10 Californians who will split a $15 million jackpot on June 15. Vaccinated Californians will also be automatically entered for chances to win $50,000, with 15 winners drawn June 4 and the rest drawn June 11. Winners can claim their prizes after they have been fully vaccinated, which means two shots of Pfizer or Moderna or one shot of Johnson & Johnson.
All Californians 12 years or older are eligible. The State will place the winnings of those under 18 into a savings account until they reach adulthood.
Program details can be found on the State’s Vax for the Win website.
Becoming eligible for these winnings is easy in San Bernardino County. All 14 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.)
- Fontana, Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center (15556 Summit Ave,)
- 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.
There are also dozens of hospitals, health centers, clinics, pharmacies and now even high schools, that are offering vaccine doses. Residents can check the list at sbcovid19.com/vaccine.
In addition to the ongoing County stationary sites, county residents can also use a new interactive map to find any of the mobile, pop-up events happening almost daily from the valley to the deserts.
Visitors to this online map dashboard shows the sites and dates of all upcoming mobile vaccination events (best seen in Chrome). The stars on the map indicate the stationary vaccine sites throughout our county.