May 13, 2021: Vaccines for Everyone 12 Years and Older
VACCINES IN RIALTO FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS AND OLDER
COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Everyone 12 and Older
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that children aged 12 to 15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and San Bernardino County will soon be taking appointments and walk-ups for children ages 12-15.
County health officials said parents of younger residents will begin scheduling appointments this week. In California, minors under 18 will need a parent or guardian to make an appointment or fill out the paperwork in the case of walk-ups.
Interested youth and their parents should check the County’s COVID-19 vaccination page https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/ to find providers, locations and schedule an appointment. Parents may also walk-up to County vaccination sites with their children.
All three makers of U.S.-authorized vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — are studying the safety and effectiveness of their vaccines in children, including those as young as 6 months. Pfizer said it will not be ready to ask the FDA for new EUA expansions for kids younger than 12 until September.
Vaccination Clinic at the Grace Vargas Senior Center
The Grace Vargas Senior Center is an ongoing COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm each week. Appointments are encouraged but walk-up vaccinations are available. This site currently uses the Pfizer vaccine for and is available for first or second shots and for all persons 12 and older. Registration and more information will be available soon at https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/
Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Event Rialto Farmers Market May 19th
In addition to the fresh food and other activities the City’s Farmers Market will offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations next week on May 19th. This event will use the Johnson & Johnson / Jansen one-shot vaccine so a second appointment will not be needed.
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