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On behalf of the Public Health Immunization Program, we would like to provide clarification on the changes to the COVID-19 Vaccine and its availability in our County. Early this month, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the updated COVID-19 Vaccine that will protect the community from the current circulating variants. The vaccine is authorized for everyone 6 months and older, at least 2 months after receipt of a prior COVID-19 vaccine dose. The COVID-19 Vaccine is monovalent, both Pfizer & Moderna will provide protection from the Omicron Variant known to be present in the Country. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has published the COVID-19 Vaccine Timing Guide which can be a useful tool for understanding the most effective use of the vaccine and when to get it.
With the authorization of this vaccine, any previous formulation of the COVID Vaccines is no longer recommended in the US, including the bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. Public Health no longer has any inventory of these vaccines at any of our locations.
Currently, El Dorado County Public Health is awaiting our allotment of the COVID-19 vaccines; shipments are currently delayed. This vaccine will be offered to the Community at our Outreach Flu Clinics when received. Yes, people may get their COVID-19 and Flu vaccines at the same time! We are doing our best to have it available at all our Outreach Clinics, but, because of the delay, we may not have it available until later in the season. Some Healthcare Providers and Local Pharmacies already have the vaccines, please refer to the following resources to get more information or find a provider that may have the vaccine now: