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Nurse appreciated for ‘special touch’ at Indio coronavirus vaccination clinic

A nurse working at the Indio clinic for coronavirus vaccinations is getting recognition from the head of the county health department.

The reason? Along with inoculations, the nurse is delivering uplifting messages, by way of simple bandages.

Riverside County Health Director Kim Saruwatari shared some images of the nurse, identified only as Nurse Sharee, on Twitter Wednesday.

Her caption read "Nurse Sharee at our vaccination clinic in Indio offers a happy message to all those in her care. I love this special touch! Thank you, Sharee!"

Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments

COVID-19 vaccine is available to Riverside County residents and those who work in Riverside County who are in Phase 1A - ALL TIERS, Phase 1B - Tier 1 or aged 65 years and older. Clinics are open for residents 65 years and older or those who qualify due to employment: https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine

Seniors who need assistance can dial 2-1-1.

Those who register must show proof of age/employment at the time of appointment.

Seniors 65 years and older who need assistance are asked to dial 2-1-1 or 951-329-4703.

Sign up for the Palm Springs clinic here.

Download the News Channel 3 app on the Apple Store or Google Play to get alerts on when new appointments or vaccine clinics are available.

Testing

Riverside County conducted 2,439,278 coronavirus tests, up by 10,332 since Monday.

Where to get tested

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing is available to all county residents.

You are now able to get a free test at many Rite-Aids in the area. Click here for a full list of stores and to schedule your appointment.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

Find County Testing Sites

Stay up-to-date with the latest local coronavirus news, including reopenings and closing, new case data, live news conferences, and other updates at KESQ.com/Coronavirus or download the News Channel 3 app on the Apple Store and Google Play.

KESQ News Team

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