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 Can Get Vaccinated?
The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as a booster for everyone 5 years and older.
Residents ages 6 months and older can only receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available only to those who are 18 years and older.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 16 years and older and the Moderna vaccine for people ages 18 years and older. The Pfizer vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 6 months to 15 years of age and for the administration of the third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines for children of all ages and to view frequently asked questions, please visit sbcovid19.com/pediatric.
What Will it Cost?
COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all Californians, regardless of immigration status, health insurance status, or background. No one will ask about your immigration status when you get vaccinated.
Primary Series and Boosters
The CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are moderately to severely compromised should receive a 3-dose mRNA vaccine primary series followed by 2 booster doses for a total of 5 doses.
- A 3-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series is recommended for people ages 5 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, followed by 2 booster doses in those ages 12 years and older or 1 booster dose for those 5 to 11 years old
- In most situations, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 Vaccines are preferred over the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine for primary and booster vaccination
- A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older. A second booster dose is also recommended for people who are 50+, 12+, and moderately or severely immunocompromised, or who are 18-49 and received 2 doses of the Janssen (J&J) vaccine are eligible for a second booster
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations allow for mix-and-match dosing for booster shots.
Use the CDC's COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when you can get boosters to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
How to Get Vaccinated
Where Can I Get Vaccinated?
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.
County-operated Sites in Chino Hills
- Chino Hills - McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center (14280 Peyton Drive)
Tuesdays, July 5, and 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Local Ongoing County-operated Sites
- Montclair, Montclair Place (5060 E North Montclair Plaza Lane)
Those who need assistance making an appointment 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 teach our immune systems how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It is still possible to get COVID-19 after vaccination. But your symptoms will likely be much less severe, helping you avoid 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 Up to Date with Vaccines?
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
- Vaccine recommendations are different depending on your age, your health status, what vaccine you first received, and when you first got vaccinated.
- Visit the CDC's website to learn more