CORONAVIRUS Health NEWS SAN BERNARDINO

San Bernardino County Residents 16 and Older Can Now Receive Vaccine

Residents in San Bernardino County 16 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There are three FDA approved vaccines being administered across the county.

“This represents another milestone in our effort to get this pandemic under control and return life to normal in San Bernardino County,” said the County’s Interim Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “The disease is still with us, and we still need to remain cautious to avoid further outbreaks. Yet we have successfully vaccinated tens of thousands of our most vulnerable residents and have seen new cases and hospitalizations decrease rapidly, so we believe it’s time to open appointments to everyone in the county.”

Residents under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. So far, the Pfizer vaccine is the only approved for those under 18.

More than 785,000 vaccinations have been administered in San Bernardino County.