By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– County residents who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have new options for obtaining a shot — easily and conveniently. A statewide initiative spearheaded by the California Department of Public Health is providing free vaccinations at local McDonald’s restaurants.
A similar program, initiated by San Bernardino County, enables residents to quickly and easily obtain a shot at Cardenas Markets stores in Rialto and San Bernardino.
“This represents yet another strategy for making getting vaccinated as simple and easy as possible,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We are doing everything we can to enable residents to protect their health without having to travel, wait in line or deal with any other inconvenience. We really appreciate how McDonald’s and Cardenas have stepped up to help protect the public’s health.”
McDonald’s franchisees are establishing pop-up vaccination clinics at more than 70 locations across the state — including restaurant locations in Colton, Lake Arrowhead, Victorville, Big Bear Lake, and San Bernardino. Visitors who receive either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be given a coupon for any one item on the menu.
Although appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcomed at all locations. More information on the McDonald’s vaccinations can be found at https://camcdevents.com/.
“While infection and hospitalization rates have declined dramatically since peaking in January, we are still seeing new cases almost every day,” said Interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “Without question, getting vaccinated is the key to avoid getting sick.”
The following are dates, times and locations for vaccinations at McDonald’s and Cardenas Markets in July.