Coronavirus Vaccination & News
July 30, 2021
- Please visit our new Coronavirus Resource page for information on food security, managing stress, hotlines, staying safe, coronavirus care, and much more.
are still required in all healthcare settings, regardless of COVID
vaccination status. Beaver Medical Group requires the use of face masks
at all times at all Beaver locations.
COVID-19 Vaccinations appointments are available for anyone ages 12 and over by booking online at https://myturn.ca.gov.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the vaccine does not cause COVID-19 infection and has not caused serious safety concerns in clinical trials. People with severe allergies and those who are immune-compromised should discuss the COVID vaccination with their doctor before scheduling an appointment. Pregnant and breast-feeding women can be vaccinated, and they are welcome to discuss the COVID vaccination with their doctor. You cannot be vaccinated if you are currently sick with a fever or have COVID symptoms, or have had a positive COVID test result in the last 10 days. You also are not eligible if you received monoclonal antibody or plasma antibody treatment for COVID in the last 90 days. The vaccine is given in two doses a few weeks apart and should not be given within two weeks of another type of vaccine.
COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine
If you are having symptoms of COVID, please call your primary care physician’s office to determine if a test or visit is medically necessary especially if you have shortness of breath where you have difficulty speaking full sentences.
If you are experiencing medical distress such as trouble breathing, chest pain, new confusion, or bluish lips, please go to the nearest emergency room.
To slow the spread of COVID, the CDC and Beaver Medical Group recommend following public health guidelines related to testing and quarantine.
If you feel you have been exposed to the virus and would like to be tested for COVID-19, please refer to your county health department for an appointment. Beaver physicians will only administer a COVID test if it determines a course of treatment. If you feel shortness of breath where you are unable to speak in full sentences, you should contact your doctor’s office.
If you suspect you have had close-contact with a person with COVID OR are experiencing any COVID symptoms, you should immediately quarantine for 10 days -- even if a recent test provided negative results. Please note that a negative test doesn’t necessarily mean you do not have the virus. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow health department guidelines.
If your symptoms improve after 10 days and you have had at least a day with no fever, you may discontinue quarantine -- but you must continue to wear a mask and watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
You may be tested by your local County's Department of Public Health:
San Bernardino County Testing: https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/
Riverside County Testing: https://gettested.ruhealth.org/
For information on reducing risk in social situations, visit our Guide to Face Coverings and Masks.