COVID-19 Vaccination

Are you interested in getting the vaccine? 

Please fill out this form to be placed on our contact list. Our team is working through our COVID-19 Vaccine Contact List to place individuals into their appropriate Phases and Tiers, setting priority vaccinations based on risks such as age and underlying conditions.

We are currently working to schedule Mariposa County residents age 18 and older. If you are in this category and have not yet been called, please be patient as we work to reach you.  (updated 4/5/2021).

The vaccine is only being administered by appointments at this time. Below is the step by step process for individuals :

  1. Fill out the online form. If you or your loved one does NOT have access to a computer please call (209) 259-1332 for assistance. 
  2. If you placed an email address in your form, please check your spam folder for confirmation that your form was received. If you did not place an email in the form, please note, you will NOT receive a confirmation call, but please know, once you click submit, it automatically goes to our vaccination planning team. 
  3. Once your contact form is submitted, you are placed on a list, when the vaccine becomes available for your age group, you will receive a call to schedule your appointment. 
  4. If you want an update on where we currently are in the age groups, please call (209) 966-1133 and listen to the whole recording for the most up-to-date details. 

Please be patient as we work through each group. Our County Health Department is working weekends as well as holidays to vaccinate our community as the vaccine allocations become available to our community. 

When can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you have already submitted your contact information and have not been called yet, please dial (209) 966-1133 for a recorded update on where our County currently is in the vaccine administering schedule.

Our goal in Mariposa County is to vaccinate as many people as we can within a short amount of time.  Vaccine rollout through the county will be determined by several different factors such as vaccine availability and acceptance within specifically designated group categories.  Check out more information below about the different groups that have been given priority by the California Department of Public Health.

Phase Information:

We are currently working to schedule Mariposa County residents age 18 and older. If you are in this category and have not yet been called, please be patient as we work to reach you.  (updated 4/5/2021).

Mariposa County has moved through Phase 1A, which includes those working in healthcare settings with direct patient contact and residents of skilled nursing facilities.

Phase 1B:

  • Individuals aged 65 years and older
  • Those working in:
    • Childcare and education
    • Emergency services
    • Food and agriculture
    • Janitorial and custodial positions
    • Public transit
  • Those living or working in high-risk congregate settings
  • Individuals 16 - 64 at higher risk due to underlying health conditions or disabilities

The State of California has made announcements to move to an age-based prioritization after counties complete Phase 1B.

The vaccine is only being administered by appointments at this time. Our team is working hard to reach out to those who are currently eligible to get them scheduled. We are working with our partners at John C. Fremont, Yosemite Medical Clinic, and Pioneer Pharmacy and will continue to offer vaccinations in other locations throughout the county.

CDPH Phased Rollout Recommendations

Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Professionals  

Why Should I Get Vaccinated?

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated once a COVID-19 vaccine is available in the United States. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

  • COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 vaccination will be a safer way to help build protection.
  • COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

Learn more about why you should get a vaccine on the CDC's website.

Vaccines are another tool in our toolkit

While the vaccine is not 100% effective, we must use all the tools we can to layer on protection for our community. Our main goal is to help stop this pandemic. We can achieve that by using the tools we have such as:

  • Vaccination
  • Proper hand hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Proper Mask wearing 
  • Staying home when sick

Where can I get a Vaccine?

There will be several places around the county where you can receive a vaccine. Similar to our yearly Flu Vaccination Clinics, we will be scheduling clinics in Mariposa, Yosemite, Coulterville, and more. Appointments can also be made through other healthcare providers. More information will be published on our website as well as through social media and news outlets.

Mariposa County Public Health Facebook - for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Mariposa.

Mariposa County Health & Human Services Agency Facebook - for information on health and human services during COVID-19.

Mariposa County Sheriff Facebook - for information from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department.

Mariposa County Health and Human Services Instagram - for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Mariposa.

Are Vaccines Safe?

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine(s) available.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html

V-Safe Phone App

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

V-Safe Link