COVID-19 Vaccination information
Are you interested in scheduling a vaccine or a booster appointment?
for the COVID-19 vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor to their vaccine appointment.
Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule an appointment for one of our vaccine clinics. Currently, all clinics have first, second, additional, and booster doses available, including vaccinations for children aged 6 months and older.
- November 29th from 4pm - 6pm at the El Portal Community Hall (5512 Foresta Rd, El Portal)
- December 1st from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa)
- Mobile Clinic December 6th from 10am - 12pm in Catheys Valley at the Oasis (2675 Hwy 140, Catheys Valley)
- Mobile Clinic December 15th from 9am - 11am in Coulterville at the Coulterville Park (10313 Park Ln. Coulterville)
- Mobile Clinic December 15th from 1pm - 3pm in Don Pedro at Fire Station #24 (9729 Merced Falls Road, La Grange)
- NOTE: Vaccine clinics at Yosemite Medical Clinic will only be offered once per month. Please call the clinic at 209-372-4637 with any questions.
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
BOOSTER eligibility and recommendations
Booster doses of vaccines are very common. They are part of most childhood and adult vaccine series to ensure a person maintains optimal immunity against infection from a disease. This also applies to COVID-19 vaccinations.
FIRST DOSE BOOSTER RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to those ages 12-17 who received their second dose of Pfizer at least 5 months ago.
Age 18 and older
People in this age group can receive a Booster dose of their choice if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:
Second Dose Booster recommendations are as follows:
Ages 50 and Older
Effective 3/31/22, Second Dose Boosters are now available for those 50 years and older. Individuals in this group that are considered high risk are advised to get their second booster as soon as possible (as long as it is at least 4 months after the first booster).
NOTE: *If an individual falls into this group but is not considered high risk, they may choose to wait for their second booster until cases start to increase again, and/or speak with their healthcare provider for more guidance.
Under Age 50 - Only if Immunocompromised:
Effective 3/31/22, Second Dose Boosters are now available for those under age 50 who are immunocompromised and received their first booster at least 4 months ago.
If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out to your healthcare provider.
Mixing & Matching Boosters
Individuals ages 18 and older can receive the booster dose of their choice, following the completion of their primary vaccination series.
NOTE: *It is recommended that if you received a J&J vaccine, that you strongly consider a Pfizer or Moderna booster.
FOR INFORMATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEENS, CLICK HERE
Lost or misplaced your COVID-19 Vaccine Card?
We can help! Please fill out as many of the fields as you can in our Vaccine Card Request Form and we'll get you a new one asap. The typical processing time is about one week.
Digital Vaccine record
California has made it possible to get a digital vaccine record for your use. To get yours, visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.
Where can I get a Vaccine?
There will be several places around the county where you can receive a vaccine. Upcoming clinics are posted at the top of this webpage. Appointments can also be made through other healthcare providers.
Are Vaccines Safe?
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines aren't only effective, but are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make the COVID-19 vaccines available.
- COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been studied and reviewed for decades.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safer than getting a natural COVID-19 infection.
Even under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), the safety measures were not ignored or skipped. You can learn more about the process here.
You can review information on potential adverse reactions here.
12/17/21 CDPH Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine concerning the risk of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) and Guillain- Barré Syndrome (GBS) following the receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Why Should I Get Vaccinated?
We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated for a variety of reasons. While these vaccines were 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 can help keep you from getting COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccination can decrease the risk of hospitalization or death if you do become infected.
- COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection.
- COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help end 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:
- Proper hand hygiene
- Social distancing
- Proper mask-wearing
- Staying home when sick
WHAT ABOUT ADDITIONAL DOSES?
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.