Vaccination Clinic FAQs

February 12, 2021 Renee Petro

Vaccination basics

How long will my vaccination take?

Plan for up to an hour for each dose. Along with the process of receiving the vaccine, recipients will remain on site 15 to 30 minutes for observation.

When will I receive my second dose?
You will be scheduled for a second dose prior to leaving. The second dose of your vaccine will be dependent upon the manufacturer: Pfizer’s second dose may be given 21 days after the first dose, while Moderna’s second dose may be given 28 days after the first dose.

According to CDC guidelines, scheduling a week or two beyond the designated timelines will not diminish the effectiveness of the vaccine or place you at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 during this extended period.

Is there any variance between the first and second doses?
No. The second dose is identical to the first. 

Appointments

How do I make an appointment?
Visit the Schedule an Appointment page and select the date for which you wish to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are also OK. If you have questions about vaccine eligibility or need help scheduling an appointment, please call the San Bernardino County Call Center at 909-387-3911. 

Do you take walk-ins?
Yes. Our clinic is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

How late can I arrive?
Please make sure to arrive on time according to the appointment you set. No one will be permitted on church property after 3:30 p.m.

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Proof of San Bernardino County residency (physical or digital) 
  • Photo ID

Do I need to bring my insurance card?
No. Please be prepared to provide proof of residence and photo ID.

What do I do if I can’t make it?
If you must cancel, please do so as soon as possible so no vaccine goes to waste. We must be careful stewards of the vaccine. Instructions on how to cancel can be found in your appointment confirmation email. 

How do I make an appointment for my second dose?
You will be scheduled for a second dose prior to leaving the clinic during your initial appointment.

Can I still receive a vaccine at Our Lady of the Desert if I do not have a car?
Yes. If you do not have access to a vehicle, you will need to present photo ID and proof of San Bernardino County residency to clinic staff.

Location

Where do I go?
The vaccination clinic is located at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church, 18386 Corwin Road, Apple Valley, CA. 92307.

What’s the best way to access the clinic site?
Head east on D Street until it turns into Highway 18. Continue traveling east on Highway 18 and turn left on Kasota Road. Make a right on Siskiyou Road, right on Nakash Road and then another right on Palmero Road. A parking attendant will be present to greet you and provide further instructions.

Eligibility

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine as of today?
The vaccine is available to anyone 12 and older.

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