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Riverside County opens registration for limited COVID-19 vaccines, including for those 65 and older – KTLA

A registered nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine into the arm of a woman at the Corona High School gymnasium in the Riverside County city of Corona, California on January 15, 2021, a day after California began offering the coronavirus vaccine to residents 65 and older. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

A registered nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine into the arm of a lady on the Corona Excessive Faculty gymnasium within the Riverside County metropolis of Corona, California on January 15, 2021, a day after California started providing the coronavirus vaccine to residents 65 and older. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

Registration for restricted COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Riverside County opened up Thursday for some residents, together with those that are 65 and older, however the appointments had been full quickly after.

Registration started at midday for six upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lake Elsinore, Perris and Indio. These eligible for the restricted appointments are these in Phase 1A and 1B, which incorporates well being care, training and different important staff. At round 12:10 p.m., it appeared the county’s appointment website was overloaded.

Shortly after Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the general public well being officer for Riverside County, tweeted the appointments had been full, however mentioned extra slots for vaccines had been coming.

This week, Riverside County acquired 26,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to distribute amongst its group companions, with 3,900 of these doses getting used for six further county-run vaccine clinics.

“That is vital information to so lots of our residents who’re desirous to be vaccinated,” Supervisor Karen Spiegel mentioned in a statement. “We additionally ask in your endurance. We proceed to have very restricted vaccine portions and a excessive demand inside the group for it. The county is distributing vaccine as shortly as we obtain it.”

The clinics will probably be open from 8:30 a.m. to four p.m., and are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 on the Diamond Stadium positioned at 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore (the Jan. 22 clinic is for these 65 and older solely and an appointment is required)
  • Sunday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 25 on the Perris Fairgrounds positioned at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris (the Jan. 25 clinic is for these 65 and older solely and appointment is required)
  • Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24 on the Indio Fairgrounds within the Fullenwider Auditorium positioned at 46350 Arabia Road, Indio

The clinics will present vaccines freed from cost; nonetheless, those that present up should register previous to arrival, have an appointment and present proof of eligibility (work badge, enterprise identification or letter of proof from employer). Medical insurance coverage data will probably be requested, though not required. Anybody 65 and older should have proof of age.

For the outline of the assorted COVID-19 tiers and to schedule an appointment, go to ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine.

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