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?
All people who live or work in San Bernardino County age 5 and over are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents age 5 and older can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available only to those who are 18 years and older.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the California Department of Public Health authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for young children ages 5 to 11. The Pfizer vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 to 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. On Monday, August 23, 2021, the FDA authorized full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for people age 16 years and older.
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.
Additional Dose and Boosters
An additional dose is for people who may not have had a strong enough immune response from the first two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. A booster shot is for people whose immune response may have weakened over time.
The CDC recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Booster doses are recommended for all individuals age 12 or older who received their 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago, all individuals 18+ who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago OR all individuals 18+ who received a Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
For more information on additional doses and boosters, visit www.sbcovid19.com/boosters.
Vaccination Locations & Registration
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.
There are 12 County-operated sites that operate Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm. All County vaccination sites are offering the Pfizer vaccine and accept walk-ins. Appointments are strongly recommended because of the possible high demand created by the expanded eligibility for additional doses and boosters. Walk-in service may be limited and can experience longer wait times.
County-operated Sites in Chino Hills
- McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center (14280 Peyton Drive)
Tuesdays, January 18, 25; and February 1, 8, and 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered. 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.)
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 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.
COVID-19 vaccines are meant to prevent you from getting COVID-19 and from spreading it to others. The ability of COVID-19 vaccines to protect us from spreading the virus to others is not yet known but is being studied carefully.
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.