About Vaccine for COVID-19
Options for scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination:
- Your Health Care Provider: Tahoe Forest Hospital, Eastern Plumas Health Care, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Renown Health, St. Mary's Hospital, etc.
- Veterans Services
- Pharmacies: Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Smiths, Walgreens, Walmart
- My Turn
- 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM) for assistance.
- GETVAX: Text your zip code to 438829 and three locations will be texted back to you. Contact locations to schedule.
COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. What You Need to Know
Additional Doses of COVID-19 VaccineCDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) after the initial 2 doses. Read CDC’s statement.
Difference between ‘booster’ and ‘third dose’
This additional dose has been referred to as a “booster,” which is technically inaccurate. A booster is for non-immunocompromised people as it supports immune responses that have weakened over time. A third dose is for those who didn’t have a strong enough immune response after the first series because of their condition.
Information on Additional Doses Flyer August 19, 2021
Pfizer Only Recommended Booster Doses
CDC recommends that people in the following groups should receive a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer series:
• People ages 65 years and older
People who may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster include:
• Previously received two doses of Pfizer vaccine (not Moderna or Johnson & Johnson).
Pfizer Vaccine available for children and teens age 12 and up.
Where do I report a reaction to a vaccination?
Report an adverse event to VAERS -Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including parents and patients.