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Riverside County COVID vaccine appointments fill up in less than an hour amid technical issues

UPDATE: 12:54 p.m.:

According to Dr. Kaiser, the appointments have all been filled. The county will announce more clinics soon. He did not specify a day or time.

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.: Multiple viewers have called in to the newsroom to report that the Riverside County vaccine page is down. Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county's public health officer, sent out a tweet addressing the issue and advising residents to continue to refresh the page.

As of 12:30 p.m., there are still appointments available.

Riverside County opened up more COVID vaccine appointments.

Registration will be available Thursday (Jan. 21) at noon for six upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lake Elsinore, Perris and Indio.

You can register at ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine. If you or someone you know need further assistance, you can call the County hotline at 2-1-1.

NEW CLINICS:

  •  Jan. 22 and 23
    • Diamond Stadium located at 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA
    •  The Jan. 22 clinic is for those 65 and older only (appointment still required)
  • Jan. 23 and 24
    • Indio Fairgrounds in the Fullenwider Auditorium located at 46350 Arabia Street, Indio
  • Jan. 24 and 25
    • Perris Fairgrounds, 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris
    • The Jan. 25 clinic is for those 65 and older only (appointment still required)

All clinics will operate from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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In Riverside County, people 65 years and older are able to get their coronavirus vaccine, along with adults of all ages if they work in education, law enforcement, food and agriculture, and emergency services.

That group makes up Phase 1B in the county's vaccine distribution framework. People in all tiers of Phase 1A can also be vaccinated.

  • For employees in Phase 1A and 1B – Tier 1, an appointment and employee ID badge/letter from place of employment required or you will not be vaccinated
  • For those 65 years and older, an appointment and ID is required.

The clinics will provide vaccines free of charge but medical insurance information will be requested.

San Bernardino County residents 65 & older now eligible to receive COVID vaccine

"This is important news to so many of our residents who are eager to be vaccinated,'' Supervisor Karen Spiegel said. "We also ask for your patience. We continue to have very limited vaccine quantities and a high demand within the community for it. The county is distributing vaccine as quickly as we receive it.''

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