San Bernardino County plans to hold “Fire and Ice Cream” events where residents can receive vaccinations.
The county, in partnership with the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, will lead a parade of fire trucks, other emergency vehicles, the county’s Our Shot for Hope mobile vaccination van, an ice cream truck and a churro van through streets where the county will provide the free treats and vaccinations. No appointment is necessary. “‘Fire and Ice Cream’ is an example of how committed we are to making vaccines available across the county, especially in vulnerable or hard-to-reach neighborhoods,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We’re happy to do this in conjunction with our county fire department. Firefighters are trusted heroes in our communities, and nothing draws attention like fire trucks and ice cream trucks.”
The county said it would announce dates and times for the event soon.
As of Tuesday, May 11, 1.2 million vaccine doses have been administered to county residents.
The county has received 508,365 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 411,700 of the Moderna vaccine and 53,200 of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
Redlands is among the cities with the most people vaccinated. A total of 36,323 residents have received a vaccination. According to the county, there are 58,713 Redlands residents ages 16 and older. Redlands has vaccinated 61.9% of these residents.
As of May 11, Redlands Community Hospital has administered 27,306 total doses. Beaver Medical Group has administered 15,977 doses. Redlands Urgent Care Center has administered 3,972 doses, and the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Redlands Boulevard has administered 2,970 doses.