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COVID-19 Vaccination information
Are you interested in scheduling a vaccine or a booster appointment?
All Mariposa County residents age 6 months and older are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor to their vaccine appointment.
Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule an appointment for one of our vaccine clinics. Currently, all clinics have first, second, additional, and booster doses available, including vaccinations for children aged 6 months and older.
- January 5th from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa)
- January 12th from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa)
- January 19th from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa)
- January 26th from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa)
- NOTE: Vaccine clinics at Yosemite Medical Clinic will only be offered once per month. Please call the clinic at 209-372-4637 with any questions.
There are options for COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has provided a factsheet to help choose the right vaccine for you and your family.
Some age groups may only be eligible for certain vaccine types.
See below for more information about each vaccine's risks and benefits:
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
BOOSTER eligibility and recommendations
Booster doses of vaccines are very common. They are part of most childhood and adult vaccine series to ensure a person maintains optimal immunity against infection from a disease. This also applies to COVID-19 vaccinations.
The FDA has authorized the bivalent vaccine for Moderna and Pfizer for those 6 months and older. Mariposa County Public Health currently has the Moderna Bivalent vaccine for those 6 months - 4 years old and Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent for those 4+ years old.
The previous boosters were monovalent and targeted the original strain while the updated boosters are bivalent and target both the original strain and the Omicron strains that have been causing the more recent cases.
CDPH COVID-19 Booster Questions & Answers Sheet COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Timeline Guide
If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out to your healthcare provider.
NOTE: *It is recommended that if you received a J&J vaccine, that you strongly consider a Pfizer or Moderna booster.
Booster doses are available in many places, including healthcare providers, clinics and local pharmacies. Californians can visit the My Turn webpage (MyTurn.ca.gov) or call 833-422-4255, or visit Vaccines.gov to make an appointment or find a walk-in vaccine clinic near them.
For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Booster Vaccines and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Questions & Answers pages at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website.
MIXING & MATCHING BOOSTERS
Individuals ages 18 and older can receive the booster dose of their choice, following the completion of their primary vaccination series.
CDC’s recommendations allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
FOR INFORMATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEENS, CLICK HERE
Lost or misplaced your COVID-19 Vaccine Card?
We can help! Please fill out as many of the fields as you can in our Vaccine Card Request Form and we'll get you a new one asap. The typical processing time is about one week.
Digital Vaccine record
California has made it possible to get a digital vaccine record for your use. To get yours, visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.
Where can I get a Vaccine?
There will be several places around the county where you can receive a vaccine. Upcoming clinics are posted at the top of this webpage. Appointments can also be made through other healthcare providers.
- Yosemite Medical Clinic is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines.
- 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 (EUA), the safety measures were not ignored or skipped. You can learn more about the process here.
You can review information on potential adverse reactions here.
12/17/21 CDPH Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine concerning the risk of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) and Guillain- Barré Syndrome (GBS) following the receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
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 end 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
WHAT ABOUT ADDITIONAL DOSES?
Additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available to those age 5 and older 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
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Please talk with your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you at this time.
For more information, please visit Questions and Answers: Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for People Whose Immune Systems are Compromised at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website.
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.