Are you interested in getting the vaccine?
Visit myturn.ca.gov to register and schedule an appointment for one of our vaccine clinics. If no clinic is available, you will be notified by My Turn when one goes live. If you need assistance, please call 1-833-422-4255.
- October Clinics:
- Thursdays at the Community Health Center (5300 49 N, Mariposa) from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:30 - 4:30 pm for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
All Mariposa County residents age 12 and older are currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are interested, please sign up as directed above. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor for their vaccine appointment.
What about Boosters?
Booster doses are available to those who completed their Pfizer series over 6 months ago and who fall into the following categories:
- People age 65 and older should get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
- People age 50 - 64 with underlying medical conditions should get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
- People 18 years and older living in long-term care facilities should get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
- Employees and residents 18 - 64 years old at an increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings may get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
What about Additional Doses?
Additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available to those who completed their Pfizer or Moderna series at least 28 days ago and who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Please talk with your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you at this time.
Where can I get a Vaccine?
There will be several places around the county where you can receive a vaccine. Similar to our yearly Flu Vaccination Clinics, we will be scheduling clinics in Mariposa, Yosemite, Coulterville, and more. Appointments can also be made through other healthcare providers.
We are working with our community partners in our vaccination efforts.
Yosemite Medical Clinic is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only.
Mariposa Rite Aid vaccine information can be found on their website.
Are Vaccines Safe?
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines aren't only effective, but are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make the COVID-19 vaccines available.
COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been studied and reviewed for decades.
COVID-19 vaccines are safer than getting a natural COVID-19 infection.
Even under Emergency Use Authorization, the safety measures were not ignored or skipped. You can learn more about the process here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html
Why Should I Get Vaccinated?
We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated for a variety of reasons. While these vaccines were developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.
- COVID-19 vaccination can help keep you from getting COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccination can decrease the risk of hospitalization or death if you do become infected.
- COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection.
- COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
Learn more about why you should get a vaccine on the CDC's website.
Vaccines are another tool in our toolkit
While the vaccine is not 100% effective, we must use all the tools we can to layer on protection for our community. Our main goal is to help stop this pandemic. We can achieve that by using the tools we have such as:
- Proper hand hygiene
- Social distancing
- Proper mask wearing
- Staying home when sick
V-Safe Phone App
Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.
V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.