Updated November 20, 2021


Valley Internal Physicians cares for many patients who are elderly, as well as those with significant underlying medical conditions. These are the very populations at highest risk for severe complications from COVID-19 infection. Unfortunately, we are experiencing another holiday surge in cases throughout the U.S., and cases of severe illness are back on the rise, most significantly in the unvaccinated population.


The California Department of Public Health requires that all individuals entering indoor

 healthcare facilities must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.


Our office policies are as follows:


TESTING


VACCINATION

Vaccination against COVID-19 has been shown to be overwhelmingly effective and is our best strategy for ending the pandemic. We are aware there have been reports of complications from the vaccines, but considering the sheer number of doses that have been administered, the statistical likelihood of having one of these complications is exceedingly low. We are also aware of considerable disinformation surrounding the vaccines, but rest assured that we practice evidence-based medicine, and our recommendations are based on science published in the medical literature.


This page will be updated regularly. In the meantime, please refer to the following websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information:

        •    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

        •    Riverside County Department of Public Health

        •    World Health Organization (WHO)