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. 

  • CLINICS:
    • November 29th from 4pm - 6pm at the El Portal Community Hall (5512 Foresta Rd, El Portal)
    • December 1st from 9am - 11:30pm at the Community Health Center (5300 Hwy 49 N, Mariposa) 
    • Mobile Clinic December 6th from 10am - 12pm in Catheys Valley at the Oasis (2675 Hwy 140, Catheys Valley)
    • Mobile Clinic December 15th from 9am - 11am in Coulterville at the Coulterville Park (10313 Park Ln. Coulterville)
    • Mobile Clinic December 15th from 1pm - 3pm in Don Pedro at Fire Station #24 (9729 Merced Falls Road, La Grange)
    • 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.

vaccine TYPES

Three COVID-19 vaccine options are 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:

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.

CDPH COVID-19 Booster Questions & Answers Sheet              COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Timeline Guide

FIRST DOSE BOOSTER RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Ages 5-11

A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to those ages 5-11 who completed their primary vaccine series at least 5 months ago. 

Ages 12-17

A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to those ages 12-17 who received their second dose of Pfizer at least 5 months ago.

Age 18 and older

People in this age group can receive a Booster dose of their choice if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:

  • Pfizer or Moderna - Received the second dose at least 5 months ago
  • Johnson & Johnson - Received single dose at least 2 months ago

Second Dose Booster recommendations are as follows:

Ages 50 and Older

Effective 3/31/22, Second Dose Boosters are now available for those 50 years and older.  Individuals in this group that are considered high risk are advised to get their second booster as soon as possible (as long as it is at least 4 months after the first booster).   

NOTE: *If an individual falls into this group but is not considered high risk, they may choose to wait for their second booster until cases start to increase again, and/or speak with their healthcare provider for more guidance.

Under Age 50 - Only if Immunocompromised:

Effective 3/31/22, Second Dose Boosters are now available for those under age 50 who are immunocompromised and received their first booster at least 4 months ago.

If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out to your healthcare provider.


Mixing & Matching Boosters

Individuals ages 18 and older can receive the booster dose of their choice, following the completion of their primary vaccination series. 

NOTE: *It is recommended that if you received a J&J vaccine, that you strongly consider a Pfizer or Moderna booster

CDC’s recommendations allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

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.

Vaccine& Booster Eligibility

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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. 

Additional locations include:

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:

  • Vaccination
  • Proper hand hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Proper mask-wearing 
  • Staying home when sick
  • Testing

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.

V-Safe Link

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