March 18, 2021: Vaccinations Now Eligible for High Risk
High-Risk Patients & Those With Specified Disabilities Now Eligible for Vaccinations
Individuals aged 16 to 64 whose medical condition puts them at high risk should they contract COVID-19 are now eligible for vaccination in San Bernardino County. Per state guidelines, people qualify if they are likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or die from COVID-19, or if getting adequate and timely COVID-19 care will be particularly challenging as a result of their disability.
Those with disabilities and underlying health conditions should work directly with their primary health care provider to get a vaccination. Those for whom this is not an option should make an appointment at a county or state public health site, local pharmacy, physician’s office, or hospital. Appointments can be made on the County’s vaccination website or by calling the County COVID hotline at 909-387-3911.
Those aged 16 to 64 whose medical condition puts them at high risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 will not be asked to show proof of eligibility when they arrive for a vaccination appointment, according to a new direction from the State. They will simply have to sign an attestation verifying they are eligible for vaccination.
Just a few of the health conditions listed include cancer (current with debilitated or immunocompromised state), chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or above), chronic pulmonary disease, Down syndrome, pregnancy, and several others. For detailed information about eligibility of people with a disability and/or medical condition, please visit the state website.
CITY OF RIALTO INFORMATION
Rialto By The Numbers: Cases, Deaths, & Testing
Rialto COVID-19 Testing Site
COVID-19 testing is available at the Johnson Center Gymnasium on the City of Rialto Community Center Campus located at 214 N. Palm Avenue. Testing is free and painless, appointments are highly recommended by you may attend for walk-in service Monday-Saturday 8:00am-8:00pm. Please visit the County Testing webpage to find appointment availability.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY INFORMATION
San Bernardino County By The Numbers: Cases, Recovered, Deaths & Vaccinations
Additional information is available on the San Bernardino County COVID-19 Dashboard
STATE OF CALIFORNIA INFORMATION
By The Numbers: Cases, Deaths, Testing & Vaccinations
For additional information:
Visit San Bernardino County COVID-19 resources
Visit State of California COVID-19 resources
Visit CDC COVID-19 resources