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Health and Human Services

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Information

Residents 12 years and older are eligible to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. 


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(4/26/21) Janssen vaccine (J&J) has been cleared for use as of 4/25/21. Please see the press release from the CA Department of Public Health here and the FACT SHEET COVID19 Johnson and Johnson Fact Sheet.pdf

Emergency Use Authorization/Common Side Effects (Food & Drug Administration)

Moderna

Janssen 

Pfizer 
Fact Sheet for Recipients and Care Givers https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

Vaccine Rollout Process

The State has allowed anyone 16 and older to be vaccinated. 

NEW! (5-6-21) Need help Registering or getting to a Vaccine Appointment?

There's help for residents who don’t have Internet access or those having trouble navigating the online registration. And El Dorado Transit is offering free rides to appointments on its routes through May.  Please see this flyer (in English and Spanish) to learn more. 

Register Your Agency

If your agency falls into any of the prioritized tiers for COVID vaccine, please complete this form to register your agency: https://forms.gle/pxnsEaHZPrY97jnn9

Frequently Asked Questions (General) 

Q: Will I still need to wear a mask after getting the vaccine?

A: Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, staying at least six feet away from others, and not gathering with people you don't live with.  Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC's recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.

Together, COVID-19 vaccination and recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. We need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before we change recommendations on mask use.

 

Q: How many vaccine doses are needed to be fully effective?

A: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to be fully effective. The manufactured doses should not be interchanged, i.e., if your first dose is from Pfizer, the second needs to be from Pfizer. The second dose of Pfizer should be administered no sooner than three weeks after the first dose; the second dose of Moderna should be administered no sooner than 28 days after the first dose. 

 

Q: Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?

A: Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however flu vaccination has many other important benefits. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall will be more important than ever, not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce health care and public health resources. Coinfection has been shown to dramatically increase mortality rate by up to 43%. 

 

Q: What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Among the 36,000+ people who have received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine through phase 3 clinical trials (Pfizer and Moderna), no serious safety concerns have been reported. Some participants reported transient side effects including: sore arm, fever, muscle pain and fatigue that resolved in 24 hours. Older adults reported fewer and milder side effects. In a small percentage of cases these side effects were severe — defined as preventing daily activities. Please see the Emergency Use Authorization/Common Side Effects heading higher on this page for more detail.