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As COVID vaccine rolls out in our community, it will take many hands to get Del Norte vaccinated! If you are willing and able to help, we ask that you fill out a short survey to give us a sense of your skills, experience, and qualifications. Together, we can get end the pandemic! 

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine right now?

The people in the highest risk categories, as set by the state and federal government, are eligible for vaccine. These are people at risk of getting COVID-19 because they work in specific jobs in health care or because they live or work in certain types of nursing homes.

Del Norte County is in Phase 1a, Tiers 1 and 2 of the state of California’s prioritization tiers, offering vaccine to approved healthcare facilities for vaccination of specific healthcare personnel working in the following settings:

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Phase 1a - Tier 1

  • Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals.

  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals

  • Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services

  • Dialysis centers

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Phase 1a - Tier 2

  • Intermediate care facilities for persons who  need non-continuous nursing supervision and
    supportive care

  • Home health care and in-home supportive services

  • Community health workers, including promotoras

  • Public health field staff

  • Primary Care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics

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Phase 1a - Tier 3

  • Other settings and health care workers

  • Specialty clinics

  • Laboratory workers

  • Dental and other oral health clinics

  • Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers

NOTE: This is a proposed vaccine schedule.  This info is not finalized and may change. Vaccine availability and eligibility is changing rapidly, and all vaccinations are by appointment to targeted populations at this time. The County does not determine vaccine eligibility and while we are following the State's priority phases and tiers, decisions about vaccinations are generally based on current supply of vaccine and the capacity to vaccinate. We will update this website as changes are made.

Phase 1b NEXT

Tier 1: Partial

  • 65+ (The State has authorized all healthcare systems to vaccinate any persons age 65 and older. Those with the capacity to do so have already started. Please contact your healthcare provider for more information.)

Tier 1: Projected Early-Mid February

Those at risk of exposure at work in:

  • Food and Agriculture

  • Education and Childcare

  • Emergency Services

Tier 2​: Projected Early March

Those at risk of exposure at work in:

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Industrial, Residential, Commercial

  • Critical Manufacturing

Congregate setting with outbreak risk:​

  • Incarcerated Individuals - jails and prisons

  • Homeless/Unhoused

Phase 1c SOON

Tier 1: Projected Mid-Late March

  • Individuals 50-64 years of age

  • 16-49 years with underlying health conditions/ disabilities which increase risk of sever COVID-19

Those at risk of exposure at work in:

  • Sectors of Water and Waste Management, Defense, Energy, Chemical and Hazardous Materials,  Communications and IT, Financial Services

  • Government Operations/Community Services

Who will receive vaccines next?

 

The State has established phases and tiers for when different populations are eligible to receive vaccine. You can learn more about who will be eligible next on the State of California's vaccination website

 

Why do we need a vaccine?

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you. If you are protected from getting COVID-19, you cannot pass the disease to others.

Because the supply of vaccine will be limited at first, doing other things to help stop the spread will be just as important as it is now. This means still wearing a facemask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, washing your hands a lot, and staying home if you are sick.

Can I add my name to a waiting list for vaccination?

 

If you are an organization that is eligible for Phase 1a, please email cvdvaccine@dnco.org for more information. 

 

If you are 65+, please reach out to your healthcare provider first to find out how they plan to notify you when the vaccine is available for you.  

If you are not currently eligible for vaccination, please be patient and keep yourself updated about who will be eligible next for vaccine. 

What can I do now? 

 

Continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose

  • Wash your hands often

  • Stay 6 feet away from other people

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • Avoid large gatherings

You should also get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines save lives and prevent more flu during the COVID-19 pandemic. People need to do everything they can to stay healthy and not overwhelm our health care system this fall and winter. To find where you can get a flu vaccine, visit VaccineFinder.

 

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine

Having a safe and effective vaccine is the top priority. Approving vaccines as safe, and making sure they work, is up to several scientific groups at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and other groups look at available information about a vaccine and make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of using it.

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.

On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued the second EUA for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The EUA allows the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.

Learn more about the FDA’s EUA process for the Pfizer vaccine.

Learn more about the FDA's EUA process for the Moderna vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets

Del Norte County is currently using either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines:


Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet     English | Spanish

Moderna Vaccine Face Sheet     English | Spanish

Questions?

Take a look at our brief presentation about the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you have questions about vaccination that are not answered there or on this page, please submit your questions here

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The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. Counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine.