COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 1, 2022, California has updated its mask mandate; the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.
As of March 12, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings will terminate. California Department of Public Health strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.
As of March 29th, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory action, recommends a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people 50 and older and for certain immunocompromised individuals. For more information on who can receive the second booster, please visit the FDA’s website.
As of May 20th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, authorized a booster dose 5 months after completion of the COVID-19 primary vaccine series for children 5-11 years old. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses, please visit the FDA’s website.
As of June 19th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use action, recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, for those eligible. For more information on who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC’s website.
As of June 24th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in ages 6 years to 17 years.
Valley Health Team encourages every eligible person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster dose. By getting vaccinated, you are not only protecting yourself, but your family, friends, and neighbors. By working together, we can help move past this pandemic and towards a brighter future.
For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine doses and who can receive them, check out this COVID-19 Vaccine Infographic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments:

To schedule an appointment please call your nearest Health Center location.

COVID-19 Distribution:

Currently, Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines are available to every California resident that meets the current age criteria. California is making sure that these supplies are distributed and administered equitably.

 

If you have additional questions, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website to learn more about the vaccine and who can receive the vaccine at this time.
Click here to locate a Health Center near you

Vaccinations Available At:

Call to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 1, 2022, California updated its mask mandate; the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.
As of March 12, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings was terminated. California Department of Public Health strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoors.
As of March 29th, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory action, recommends a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people 50 and older and for certain immunocompromised individuals. For more information on who can receive the second booster, please visit the FDA’s website.
As of May 20th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, authorized a booster dose 5 months after completion of the COVID-19 primary vaccine series for children 5-11 years old. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses, please visit the FDA’s website.
As of June 19th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use action, recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccine for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, for those eligible. For more information on who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC’s website.
As of June 24th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in ages 6 years to 17 years.
Valley Health Team encourages every eligible person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster dose. By getting vaccinated, you are not only protecting yourself, but your family, friends, and neighbors. By working together, we can help move past this pandemic and towards a brighter future.
For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine doses and who can receive them, check out this COVID-19 Vaccine Infographic.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments:

To schedule an appointment please call your nearest Health Center location.

COVID-19 Distribution:

Currently, Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines are available to every California resident that meets the current age criteria. California is making sure that these supplies are distributed and administered equitably.
If you have additional questions, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website to learn more about the vaccine and who can receive the vaccine at this time.
Click here to locate a Health Center near you.

What to Bring?

1. Face Mask
2. Identification
3. Insurance Cards (You will not be charged)
4. Employer Verification (ID Badge, check stub, or letter from employer)
5. COVID-19 registration information (save time by printing and completing at home)

Frequently Asked Questions

Which vaccines are available?
Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
The vaccines work by instructing your body to make a harmless piece of “spike protein” that is found on the surface of the COVID-19 virus. Your body builds an immune response against this protein and stores that response in the memory cells to use it against the COVID-19 virus when or if exposed/infected.
Can the COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
No. None of the vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for three COVID-19 vaccines which have been shown to be safe and effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. These data demonstrate that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with COVID-19.
Are there any side effects?
The most commonly reported side effects, which typically lasted 1-3 days, were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever.
How much will the vaccine cost?
COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, as of now we know that there is short-term immunity after one gets COVID but people can get re-infected and the hope is that the vaccine provides a longer immunity than the disease itself and prevents people from getting COVID again. Wait 90 days if you have received a monoclonal antibody or convalescent plasma.