By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– With vaccines in plentiful supply and the federal government providing them free of charge to every person living in the United States — regardless of immigration or health insurance status — the primary objective now is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.
Towards that end, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working in partnership with the CDC and VaccineFinder from Boston Children’s Hospital, has created a new web page, www.vaccines.gov, that makes obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination easy and accessible to everyone.
“The new site helps people easily find nearby places where they can receive a COVID-19 vaccine and then schedule an appointment, if necessary. San Bernardino County residents may have family members living out of the county that need help in getting vaccinated,” said County Interim Health Director Andrew Goldfrach.
Vaccines.gov displays a variety of information about each provider:
- Types of COVID-19 vaccines available
- Website address and telephone number
- Hours of operation
- Instructions for taking the next step to get vaccinated
The three lead organizations are working closely with clinics, pharmacies, health departments and other vaccine administrators to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services in each geographic area.
“We have a good supply of vaccines. The vaccines, which have been administered to literally tens of millions of people, have been proven to be both safe and effective. And now finding a place to get vaccinated and schedule an appointment is unbelievably easy. So there is no excuse for those who have not yet bothered to get a shot,” said Goldfrach.
Those with questions about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at a specific location should contact that location. Vaccine availability is subject to change and appointments are required at most locations. Please follow instructions for each provider listed on Vaccines.gov.