COVID-19 TEST TO TREAT: VHT has antiviral medication to treat you if you test positive for COVID-19. The medication is free and available immediately at all clinical sites. Studies have shown that the medication decreases complications from COVID-19. Contact your nearest VHT site if you or anyone you know tests positive for COVID-19.

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.
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 General Information:

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets and small particles produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The virus spreads readily in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor settings. Illness can range from mild to severe, though not everyone infected with the virus develops symptoms. Adults 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness. CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.
For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine doses and who can receive them, check out this COVID-19 Vaccine Infographic.


What to Do If You Might Be Infected

If you were around someone with COVID-19, you could be infected. Even if you have no symptoms, you could spread the virus. Wear a high-quality mask when indoors around others (including in your home), monitor yourself for symptoms, and get tested. Seek treatment if high-risk.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improving ventilation (moving air into, out of, or within a room) and filtration (trapping particles on a filter to remove them from the air) can prevent virus particles from accumulating in indoor air. Spending time together outdoors also can help: Viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments:

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

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, there are four vaccines that are authorized or approved for use in the United States:
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Novavax
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
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.
Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine booster?
Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself or your child from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. People ages 6 months and older should receive one updated (bivalent) booster, if they are eligible, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
The emergence of COVID-19 variants further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).
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.
Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely rare following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination. The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks.
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?
Even if you or your child have had COVID-19, you should still get yourself or your child vaccinated if you are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after having COVID-19 provides added protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.