Providence St. Mary Medical Center Community Vaccination Clinic FAQs

Vaccination Clinic FAQs

Vaccination basics

How does the whole process work?
Click HERE for a detailed account on the vaccination process at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church.

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. Due to fluctuating vaccine supplies, appointments may be limited and will only be available up to a week in advance. Please check back regularly for future appointment dates.

Do you take walk-ins?
No. To ensure equitability, walk-ins will not be accepted.

How early can I arrive?
Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Those who arrive too early will be asked to return at their scheduled appointment time.

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?
Please be prepared to present photo ID and proof of San Bernardino County residency to the parking attendant.

Do I need to bring my insurance card?
No. Please be prepared to present photo ID and proof of San Bernardino County residency to the parking attendant.

What if I forget to bring a photo ID and proof of San Bernardino County residency?
You will be asked to return with the requested documents.

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 at our check-in station located at the entrance of the parking lot. 

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 those groups eligible as outlined by county guidelines, which can be found HERE.

Who determines eligibility?
San Bernardino County has developed a multi-phase approach for eligibility. Please click HERE to see if the vaccine is currently available to you.

I’m not eligible today. When will I be eligible?
This is determined by the county. Continue to check the county vaccine site for the latest eligibility requirements.

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