Auto Club Speedway (Source: San Bernardino County)

Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by BVN

S.E. Williams | Executive Editor

As part of an ongoing effort to significantly expand COVID-19 vaccinations, San Bernardino County is conducting a vaccination “super site” event geared toward seniors at the Auto Club Speedway, located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana, on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Although this event is primarily focused on vaccinating people aged 65 and older who live or work in San Bernardino County, those in other vaccine-eligible groups, including frontline health care workers and emergency services professionals who live or work in the county, will also be served.

On Saturday, county officials announced appointments for the vaccination event will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at sbcovid19.com/vaccine.

“Vaccines remain in short supply and vaccinations will be limited to the first 3,500 individuals who secure an appointment,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kurt Hagman said regarding the event.

He further stressed booking appointments through sbcovid19.com/vaccine will provide the best chance for securing a spot.

“Those who are not able to make an appointment online are encouraged to seek assistance from someone who can help them,” Hagman said. “People who are computer-literate are encouraged to offer assistance to their senior relatives and friends.”

People who need assistance making an appointment may contact the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at 909-387-3911.

Residents who receive an initial dose at Tuesday’s Auto Club Speedway event will be able to immediately schedule an appointment to receive their second dose at a follow-up speedway event March 2.

Those who secure an appointment for the vaccine should expect to be onsite for about one hour and are being asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

“While the actual vaccination process only takes a minute or so, recipients will be monitored by medical staff for 15 minutes to ensure they don’t experience a negative reaction.”

According to Hagman most patients’ reactions are comparable to those experienced following a flu shot.

Event attendees will be required to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing guidelines. They also will be asked to remain in their respective vehicles until otherwise instructed by a medical professional.

S.E. Williams is executive editor, IE Voice and Black Voice News

S.E. Williams

Stephanie Williams is executive editor of the IE Voice and Black Voice News. A longtime champion for civil rights and social justice in all its forms, she is also an advocate for government transparency and committed to ferreting out and exposing government corruption. Over the years Stephanie has reported for other publications in the inland region and Los Angeles and received awards from the California News Publishers Association for her investigative reporting and Ethnic Media Services for her weekly column, Keeping it Real. She also served as a Health Journalism Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Contact Stephanie with tips, comments. or concerns at myopinion@ievoice.com.