About Vaccine for COVID-19
There are MANY options for scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination:
- Call the Sierra County Vaccine Support Hotline (530) 419-5084
- Vaccine Finder or call 800-232-0233
- Your Health Care Provider: Tahoe Forest Hospital, Eastern Plumas Health Care, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Renown Health, St. Mary's Hospital, etc.
- Veterans Services
- Pharmacies: Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Smiths, Walgreens, Walmart
- My Turn or call 833-422-4255
- GETVAX: Text your zip code to 438829 and three locations will be texted back to you. Contact locations to schedule.
Most Children and All Teens Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. To find an appointment, please refer to Vaccines.gov - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you or schedule through My Turn - California COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling & Notifications.
CDC & Western States Recommendations —Boosters for Adults 18+ YearsFollowing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW), providers are encouraged to administer a booster dose to anyone 18 years and older requesting one.
Because unvaccinated persons remain at much higher risk of COVID-19 than those who have received COVID-19 vaccines, the Western States Workgroup continues to strongly support vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone 5 years of age and older to control the pandemic.
Please see the following updated guidelines and resources:
See Statement on Boosters for 16 and 17 year olds here - Statement on Boosters 16 and 17 year olds (ca.gov)
CDC Recommends Preference for mRNA Vaccines
CDC’s new recommendation: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for all individuals 18 years of age and older.
COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 5 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. What You Need to Know, Vaccination During Pregnancy Guidance (ca.gov).
Where do I report a reaction to a vaccination?
Report an adverse event to VAERS -Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including parents and patients.