The City of Chino Hills is committed to keeping you up to date on the most important news and information about San Bernardino County's distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated is safe, free, and our best protection against COVID-19.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Appointment
Who is Eligible?
Previously, certain groups were prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination. Now, all people who live or work in San Bernardino County age 12 and over now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents age 12 and over can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and therefore can only be served at San Bernardino County Public Health sites and State OptumServe sites. They will also need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the Pfizer vaccine (the only one thus far approved for people under 18). The Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available only to those who are 18 years and older.
What Will it Cost?
COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all Californians, regardless of immigration status, health insurance status, or background.
Vaccination Locations & Registration
Where Can I Get Vaccinated?
If you are trying to make a vaccine appointment for yourself or a family member, please be patient as there is currently a high demand.
To make an appointment, visit MyTurn.ca.gov, fill out your information, and enter your address. MyTurn will prompt you for your zip code for an appointment closest to you. Appointments are available to anyone who lives or works in San Bernardino County.
There are 12 County-operated sites that operate Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All County vaccination sites are offering the Pfizer vaccine and accept walk-ins. Appointments are always guaranteed and walk-ins will be accepted while supplies last. Walk-ins may experience longer wait times and availability may vary based on site demand.
Chino Hills County-operated Sites
- McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center (14280 Peyton Drive)
Tuesdays, July 13 and 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Walk-ins accepted, no appointments necessary
Local Ongoing County-operated Sites
- Montclair, Montclair Place (5060 E North Montclair Plaza Lane)
- Ontario, Ontario Convention Center (2000 E. Convention Center Way)
- Rancho Cucamonga, Inland Empire Health Plan (10801 6th St.)
- Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga Sports Complex (8303 Rochester Ave.)
- San Bernardino, National Orange Show Event Center (689 South E St.)
Trouble Finding Appointments?
If you are having trouble finding appointments, because many are, our best advice is to:
- Check the sbcovid19.com/vaccine/locations website. Make sure to check for availability across all four vaccination registration options.
- Register and enter your zip code online to sign up for email and text alerts at MyTurn.ca.gov
- Check the www.vaccines.gov website that makes obtaining a COVIDF-19 vaccination easy and accessible and filter by types of COVID-19 vaccines available
- Seniors can also sign up for email and text notifications to receive alerts about vaccination opportunities and other vaccination news through the "65+ Vaccine Notification Sign Up."
Those who need assistance with appointments or signing up for notifications can call the COVID-19 hotline from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911.
How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick and help our immune system fight infections in the future. If you get sick with COVID-19, the vaccine prevents serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
It will take time for your body to build immunity to protect you from the virus after your vaccination. The vaccine will reach full effectiveness after 10 to 14 days after the last dose in a series to become fully protected. On the days after taking the vaccine, you may experience side effects. Side effects are normal signs that our body is building protection from the virus. For most people, these side effects will last no longer than a day or two and may include a sore arm, fatigue, or fever.
When Are You Considered Fully Vaccinated?
Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?
People are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated.
Benefits of Being Fully Vaccinated
If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many of the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
If you've been fully vaccinated, you can:
- Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying six feet apart
- Gather indoors with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Gather or conduct activities outdoors without wearing a mask
- If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
- If you travel outside of the United States, you do not need to get tested before leaving the United States (unless required by the destination) or self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States; you should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel. You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
The CDC has issued new guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated residents. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. All unvaccinated individuals still need to wear a mask at these types of gatherings. Visit the CDC's website for full guidance on choosing safer activities.