Message 106 on 4/7: COVID vaccine eligibility greatly expanded for U of R vaccination clinic

April 7, 2021

To:  University Community
From:  Mackenzie Dawes, Interim Director of Event & Office Services, and Michelle Rogers, Vice President for Administration
Subject:  COVID vaccine eligibility greatly expanded for U of R vaccination clinic

We are excited to announce that yesterday San Bernardino County opened eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to all people 16 and older.  Because of the University’s wonderful partnership with Redlands Community Hospital (RCH), we will be hosting clinics next week (beginning April 12) and the following week (beginning April 19), with a special Johnson & Johnston vaccine clinic on Thursday, April 15.

U of R students in all programs and schools 18 years of age or older will be able to choose the Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic if they desire, and they will have priority registration for vaccination using the Bulldog codes below. With the end of the semester quickly approaching for the College, when making your selection please keep in mind the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose four weeks after the first.

The codes—which only work for registration for RCH vaccination clinics—are:

  • BULLDOGSJJ for students seeking the one-dose Johnson & Johnston vaccine being administered on THURSDAY, APRIL 15.
  • BULLDOGS for students seeking a double-dose Moderna vaccine. Please ensure you are able to return for the second dose four weeks after your first shot; you will be given a date for your second vaccination when you are scheduled for your first dose.
  • URED can continue to be used by all University employees seeking vaccination through RCH.
  • As posted on the RCH website, RCHALL is the code for anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in San Bernardino County; family members may qualify to register with this code. Those using this code may be assigned to a local RCH clinic other than the one located on the main U of R campus.

Register with one of these codes on the RCH website. Once on the website, click the “Schedule Your Reservation Here” button. Registration addresses must be in San Bernardino county so U of R students and employees can use the U of R’s 1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374 address to qualify if needed. After you register at the RCH website, you will receive a text message from RCH with a link to the AxS Health app RCH staff use for tracking appointments. Please follow the link and complete the preregistration process before coming to the clinic. This will ensure a quick on-site check in process.

Please note that, while 16- and 17-year-olds are now eligible to be vaccinated, they do not meet the criteria for vaccination at an RCH clinic; they can, however, be served at San Bernardino County Public Health sites or State OptumServe sites if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These sites administer a Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for use in this age group.

We are in great need of volunteers to support our vaccination efforts. Anyone wishing to volunteer can register by visiting our volunteer portal. We are asking that volunteers commit to multiple shifts to help streamline our operations.

The University of Redlands vaccination clinic is located in Orton Center off of Brockton Avenue, between N. University and N. Grove Streets, on the main U of R campus. Please see the University’s Vaccination Clinic web page for more information about the clinic and vaccination process.