If you live or work in Del Norte County, you have several options to schedule your vaccination.
Talk to your primary care provider
County Public Health
Tuesday and Wednesday Clinics
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Norte County Fairgrounds
Thursday and Friday Clinics
Local Pharmacies Offering Vaccines
Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine right now?
Everyone 16+ (Pfizer) or 18+ (Moderna and Janssen) are eligible to receive a vaccine in Del Norte County!
What can I do if I am fully vaccinated?
People two weeks after their second vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer) or their vaccine (Janssen) can:
Spend time with other fully vaccinated people--including indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing!
Spend time with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
Refrain from quarantining and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
See more recommendations from CDPH for fully vaccinated people.
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.
What else 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
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for vaccines for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by 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. For more information about the EUA for the COVID vaccines, visit the CDC website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets
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.