Redlands Campus Vaccination Clinic

COVID-19 Preparedness

The University of Redlands has launched a COVID vaccine clinic on the University of Redlands main campus, partnering with Redlands Community Hospital and other organizations within the City of Redlands. This endeavor stems from the University’s commitment to doing all it can to protect the health of its faculty, staff, administrators, and students, as well as to contributing to the larger Redlands community.

Vaccination Clinic FAQ

 

GENERAL FAQ

Who is eligible to get a vaccine at the clinic?

Currently, the U of R clinic vaccination eligibility and guidelines are as follows:

  1. You live or work within San Bernardino County.
  2. As of April 6, individuals 18 and older and are eligible to make an appointment to receive a vaccination at the U of R clinic (due to the policy of our partner, Redlands Community Hospital, 16- and 17-year-olds do not meet the criteria).
  3. If you have recovered from COVID-19, you must be symptom-free and out of your 14-day quarantine period.
  4. If you received intravenous treatment for COVID-19, you need to wait for 90 days after treatment.
  5. If you have had a vaccine against another disease (such as a flu shot) within 14 days, you will need to wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines cannot be administered within 14 days of each other.
  6. You have not received the COVID-19 vaccine from another facility. This is a two-dose vaccine; both must be administered by Redlands Community Hospital via the University of Redlands Clinic or at another clinic designated by Redlands Community Hospital.
  7. You must commit to the second dose at the time you schedule the first dose.
  8. You MUST bring a valid photo ID as proof of eligibility to be vaccinated. If you do not bring valid identification, your appointment will be rescheduled—no exceptions. If you are being vaccinated within Phase 1B as described above, you must also show proof that you are employed at the University.

Vaccines are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis per eligibility guidelines. Please understand we do not control the supply chain and must follow the State guidelines for administering the vaccine. Only those who have a valid appointment will be allowed to enter the site.

How do I make an appointment?

Registration for U of R vaccination clinic site is through the Redlands Community Hospital website (click the “Schedule Your Reservation Here” button).

Clinic appointments on any given day will be either for first or second doses. Never will the clinic offer first and second doses on the same day.

What type of COVID vaccine will be administered?

Redlands Community Hospital is able to secure both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations, which will be administered based on availability (you will not get to choose which one you receive). Whichever kind of vaccine you receive for your first dose will be the one you receive for your second dose. When you receive your appointment confirmation, the vaccine brand will be noted. You can deny an appointment if you do not wish to receive the vaccine assigned to you, however, this means you have to schedule a new appointment and there is no guarantee the other vaccine will be available.

What days will the clinic be open?

While the University plans to have the clinic staffed Monday through Friday each week, the clinic will only be open on days that vaccines are available.

Where on the U of R Redlands campus will the clinic be located?

The clinic is located at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center (view on map), which is located off of Brockton Avenue, between N. University and N. Grove Streets. Directional signage will be clearly marked.

Which organizations are responsible for the clinic?

Unlike the San Bernardino County Testing Site on the main U of R campus since November, the University will be fully responsible for the operations of the vaccination clinic, with direct support from Redlands Community Hospital.

This University of Redlands is:

  • Providing the space equipped with the proper furniture and other essential items, including IT equipment
  • Setting the hours of operation and controlling the setup (outdoor spaces as well as inside the clinic)
  • Providing the non-medical staff and manage volunteers to operate the clinic
  • Supplying security and cleaning for the site

Redlands Community Hospital is:

  • Providing the medical staff needed to operate the vaccination clinic, including those administering the vaccines
  • Managing the appointment registration system and providing U of R with an employer code for vaccinations
  • Securing, drawing, transporting, administering, and tracking each dose of the vaccine
  • Providing medical supplies required to run the clinic

Additional help will be available from the city-wide Operation Greater Good partnership. In addition to the U of R and Redlands Community Hospital, this partnership includes the Redlands Fire Department, Redlands Police Department, Esri, and Redlands Unified School District.

How can I volunteer?

Please visit the volunteer portal to sign up for shifts (morning or afternoon) and indicate your preferred role from a list of position descriptions. While many volunteers will be from our University community, we also seek volunteers from the larger Redlands community to sustain clinic operations.

Some important items to note:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must sign up via the volunteer portal.
  • Shifts are available Monday – Friday, in the morning from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and afternoon 12:30 – 5 p.m. (with a 30-minute overlap from 12:30 – 1 p.m. for a smooth handoff)
  • Operation dates are based on vaccine availability. You will be notified via email before your scheduled shift if the clinic will not be open on your selected date.
  • Volunteers who are University employees (full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt, excluding student employees) will be paid regular hours for all volunteer shifts and should track their time as hours worked; overtime will not be granted for volunteer hours. Supervisors are encouraged to allow release time to help support this important endeavor. Volunteers must check with their supervisor before signing up to ensure departmental coverage.
  • Volunteers will be required to complete the Daily Health Self-Assessment, including a temperature check onsite. By signing up as a volunteer, you are agreeing to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms the day of your shift before coming to the Redlands campus. Symptoms indicating you should stay home include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Paper masks must be worn at all times while volunteering at the clinic. Cloth face coverings may be worn over a paper mask, but not instead of one. If you do not have a paper mask, one will be provided for you at the beginning of your shift.
  • Physical distancing will be practiced at all times.
  • The site will be cleaned frequently, and sanitizing products are available throughout the clinic.
  • Training will be provided onsite before each shift.

What other resources can I use to find a vaccination appointment elsewhere?

The State of California has a website—Myturn.ca.gov—that can direct you to organizations that may have appointments available.

U OF R STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE FAQ

What are the codes U of R students and employees can use to sign up to be vaccinated?

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.

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 in California, 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.

If I’m a U of R employee, am I guaranteed an appointment at the U of R site?

Redlands Community Hospital manages the appointments and vaccine distribution to its partner sites (currently, this just includes Esri and the University in addition to the small site located at the hospital). When you register using the employer code Redlands Community Hospital will be providing, you will be assigned to a clinic that may or may not be the University site but within one of the Redlands Community Hospital clinics.

Got Vaccinated?

You are exempt from the weekly surveillance testing requirement if you have received the full course dose of a COVID vaccine (two doses for Pfizer and Moderna; one dose for Johnson & Johnson) at least two weeks ago.

Submit a copy of your completed COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to the Health Center at health_center@redlands.edu.

A completed vaccination does not free you from following University health and safety protocols. Additionally, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must notify the University via our reporting form, so we can respond appropriately and request you receive a diagnostic test.

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