By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County has been working diligently to protect its most vulnerable community members, so I’m pleased to report that we’ve fully vaccinated 67 percent of our seniors ages 65+, and partially vaccinated 78 percent of our senior community. The CDC recommends threshold of 70% in this important demographic, so our numbers are looking extremely good!
“This is one of the first major milestones based on populations within the county that we have met, and it’s a good sign we’re on the right track to reach this milestone for other demographics,” said County Interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach in the May 26 County Wire report. “However, it you are a senior still unvaccinated – or a caretaker of one – please take the time get yours.”
Seniors requiring assistance with vaccinations can call the County’s COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can view local vaccination sites throughout the County at SBCovid19.com. Free transportation is available from Victor Valley Transit Authority by calling 760-948-3030 or through El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center at 800-901-5541.
San Bernardino County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at (800) 510-2020. Help is available on topics including nutrition services, employment, health insurance counseling and advocacy, behavioral health and wellness services, in-home services financial support, and elder abuse protective services.