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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Local Vaccine Information Sources

Offering a web page containing information about the COVID-19 vaccines, where to get vaccinated, a graphic detailing Butte County Public Health’s vaccine distribution plan, and answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine.Must have internet access and a device capable of accessing the internet.

The web page is available at https://bit.ly/33HCIGS.

The Butte County COVID-19 Dashboard offers information about the number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in Butte County, including case information regarding hospitalization, cases by age, cases by region, and the number of lab tested cases from Butte County. It also offers information about the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that are allocated to the county, how many have been received and how many have been administered. Information about the COVID-19 vaccine will be updated once a week on Thursdays.

Online: https://bit.ly/BcPhCovidDASH

Providing an FAQ sheet that answers questions about the vaccine related to county specific information, what to know before and after vaccination, general vaccine information, and medical information.

Link to FAQ’s:

English – https://bit.ly/2Naqn9d
Spanish – https://bit.ly/38u5rRZ

These sheets are also available on BCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine web page, https://bit.ly/33HCIGS.

Provides basic information about the COVID-19 vaccines from CDC and WHO, as well as a video from the Health Officer. It will be populated with additional information as needed. Must have internet access and a device capable of accessing the internet.

The web page is available at: https://bit.ly/2W7hKgB

Glenn County Vaccination Plan: https://bit.ly/2KaYv36

Who Can get Vaccinated?

Offering a website where individuals can register to receive notification of when they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and/or schedule an appointment if they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments are limited and offered while available based on vaccine supply.

California residents who are ages 12 and over. ID or other documents verifying eligibility may be required by the location where an individual has made their appointment.

Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one available for individuals ages 12 – 17. Individuals who are age 12 – 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. 

Schedule an appointment online through MyTurn, https://myturn.ca.gov/. Those who don’t have access to internet may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM) for assistance. Website available in English and Spanish.

As of March 25, 2021, the individuals described below are or will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine based on available supply:

Beginning April 1, 2021, individuals age 50-64 years old will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
Beginning April 15, 2021, every Californian age 16 and older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccine clinic volunteers are eligible for vaccination if they complete at least one clinic shift and are approved by the clinic’s organizer.

Link to CDPH Allocation Guidelines: https://bit.ly/3dhUUML

Link to CDPH’s Provider Bulletin: https://bit.ly/2OMtWCT

Providing a document that details who qualifies for the vaccine at this time for each specific sector.

Anyone ages 12 years and over who lives or works in Butte County is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note: The Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 12- 17.

Link to Vaccine Clinic Eligibility Document:
https://bit.ly/3rJwbp6

This document is also available on BCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine web page, https://bit.ly/33HCIGS.

Where Can i get vaccinated?

Offering a website where individuals can register to receive notification of when they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and/or schedule an appointment if they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments are limited and offered while available based on vaccine supply.

California residents who are ages 12 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. ID or other documents verifying eligibility may be required by the location where an individual has made their appointment.

Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one available for individuals ages 12 – 17. Individuals who are age 12 – 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. 

Eligible Butte County and Glenn County residents may schedule an appointment online through MyTurn, https://myturn.ca.gov/. Those who don’t have access to internet may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM) for assistance. Website available in English and Spanish.

Offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals who are eligible to receive per state and county guidelines. The COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses. Individuals will be eligible for their second dose 28 days after their first. Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis. If individuals are unable to register for a slot, this means the slots are full for the day and time indicated. More slots will be added as more clinics are scheduled. Individuals are asked NOT to attend the clinic if they are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms.
Anyone living or working in Butte County, 12 years or older, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Proof of eligibility and ID is required at time of appointment. Those who are eligible based on age must provide valid photo ID and Butte County residency. Individuals who are age 12- 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. Those who are eligible based on their employment must provide proof of employment such as a pay stub, work ID/badge or letter on company letterhead indicating employment.  Individuals will also be required to bring a pen and a face mask. Individuals are asked to wear clothing that allows vaccination to the upper arm and to bring their medical and prescription insurance card to the clinic. If possible, they are also asked to complete the Consent Form available on the sign-up portal and bring it to their appointment. 

Individuals scheduling an appointment for their second dose are asked to bring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card that they received at their first appointment. Individuals will be turned away if their CDC COVID vaccine card does not indicate the correct date. For those who have misplaced their card, staff will be onsite with computer access to verify their first dose.

Eligible Butte County residents may schedule an appointment online through MyTurn, https://myturn.ca.gov/, NOT a sign up genius form. Those who don’t have access to internet may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm) for assistance.

Walk-ins welcome at all community clinics. FIRST and SECOND dose vaccinations available. 

The Chico Community Clinic at Enloe Medical Center (560 Cohasset Road, Chico) will open through Wednesday, August 25th with the following schedule(pending vaccine availability):
-Wednesdays: 3pm-5:50pm (Pfizer, ages 12+)

The Oroville Community Vaccination Clinic at the Oroville Sports Club (2600 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville) will open Thursday, August 5th with the following schedule:

– 9am-11am (Pfizer, ages 12+)

Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics:

Chico High School, 901 Esplanade in Chico
– Tuesday, August 3: 5pm-7pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+), J&J, and Moderna. First and second doses available.
– Walk-ins and appointments accepted. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255.

Marigold Elementary School, 2446 Marigold Ave in Chico
– Wednesday, August 4: 5pm-7pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+), J&J, and Moderna. First and second doses available.
– Walk-ins and appointments accepted. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255.

Nelson Middle School, 2255 6th St. in Oroville
– Thursday, August 5: 4pm-6pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+). First and second doses available
– Walk-in

Notre Dame Catholic School, 435 Hazel St. in Chico
– Thursday, August 5: 6pm-8pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+). First and second doses available.
– Walk-ins and appointments accepted. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255

Gridley WIC Office, 239 Sycamore St. in Gridley
– Tuesday, August 10: 7am-9am
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+). First and second doses available.
– Walk-ins and appointments accepted. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255

Durham Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway in Durham
– Wednesday, August 11: 3:30pm-5:30pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+). First and second doses available.
– Walk-ins and appointments accepted. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255

Gridley Guardian Building/Community Center, 200 Spruce St. in Gridley
– Thursday, July 8: 3pm-5pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+)

Chico High School’s Lincoln Center, 901 Esplanade in Chico
– Tuesday, July 13: 5pm-7pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+)

Marigold Elementary School’s Multipurpose Room, 2446 Marigold Ave. in Chico
– Wednesday, July 14: 5pm-7pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+)

Notre Dame Catholic School’s Gym, 435 Hazel St. in Chico
– Thursday, July 15: 6pm-9pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+)

Nelson Avenue Middle School: 2255 6th St. in Oroville
– Thursday, July 15: 4pm-6pm
– Pfizer vaccine (ages 12+)

Book an appointment online through MyTurn, https://myturn.ca.gov/, Those who don’t have access to internet may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM) for assistance. Walk-ins welcome at this clinic.

Transportation is available at cost through the B-Line’s Paratransit service, which offers door-to-door rides for persons 70 and older. An application must be completed in advance of the first ride. Applications can be requested over the phone, in-person, or downloaded from the internet. A one-way ride on the Paratransit is $3.50. A photocopy of proof of age MUST be provided with application. Documents accepted include a state-issued ID or driver’s license, birth certificate, passport or any other State or Federal issued identification.
· Contact B-Line Paratransit: 530-809-4614 (option 1)
· Download the B-Line Paratransit Dial-a-Ride application: http://tinyurl.com/ButteParatransit

BCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website: https://bit.ly/33HCIGS

BCPH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buttecountypublichealth

Offering appointments for COVID-19 vaccine immunization to individuals who are currently eligible per the phase and tier in which they are categorized, as defined by the state. Appointments for second doses will be made for each individual at the time of their appointment for their first dose.

Vaccinating individuals ages 18 and over. The vaccines currently being offered are the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 12 – 17. Individuals who are ages 12- 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are recommended for ages 18 and over.

Available by appointment only. Please call (530) 797-3595 to schedule an appointment. Translation services with live help available in more than 240 languages through the Language Line. Hours M-F: 9am-4pm, closed for lunch 12pm-1pm. Please Note: Due to a high volume of calls, individuals may be prompted to leave a message. Messages will be returned within 24 hours

Located at: Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center, 284 Spruce Street, Gridley

Offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine per the state and county distribution guidelines. Individuals will be prompted to book appointments for both 1st and 2nd doses. 

Please Note: Those who received their first vaccine dose through a healthcare provider other than Oroville Hospital must contact that healthcare provider to schedule a second vaccine dose. Individuals who have previously received an email notification from Butte County Public Health, DO NOT need to schedule an additional appointment with Oroville Hospital.

Vaccination available to anyone ages 12 and over living or working in Butte County.
Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 12- 17. Individuals who are age 12 – 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment.

Vaccines will be offered by appointment only. Please make an appointment online at https://myturn.ca.gov/ 

Those who need assistance or do not have internet, may call Oroville Hospital 530-538-3379, the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center 530-552-3050 or the State’s MyTurn Scheduling line (833) 422-4255. *Please note, if calling the MyTurn, you must listen to a list of options. When you get to “vaccine information,” press (2) and stay on the line to speak with a scheduler.

Located at: Oroville Sports Club, 2600 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville

Offering COVID-19 Vaccination to those who are currently eligible per the State’s vaccination guidelines. Individuals will be scheduling an appointment for their second dose at the same time they schedule an appointment for their first dose. Individuals will also be able to schedule an appointment for their second dose through CVS even if they received their first dose somewhere else, but only IF enough time has passed since their first dose AND IF CVS carries the same vaccine as their first dose. Appointments are limited and offered on a first come first served basis as vaccines are available. CVS may request IDs to verify eligibility and reserves the right to cancel appointments if it is determined that false information was provided during the registration process.

Currently vaccinating individuals ages 12 and over.

Must bring photo ID to their appointment. Individuals are also asked to bring proof of insurance to their appointment, including any Medicare, Medicaid, pharmacy, and medical cards. Those who do not have insurance, may bring their state identification/driver’s license if available. CVS will need this information in order to bill the individual’s insurance or the government.

Drop-in or by appointment. Schedule an appointment online through CVS’s website, http://bit.ly/3pgGnDF or by calling CVS’s Customer Service at (800)746-7287. A short questionnaire is required to determine eligibility. A parent or legal guardian must schedule appointments for all minors and accompany all minors age 12-15 to their appointments. Minors ages 16 and older do not need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please Note: Do not call the Gridley CVS Pharmacy directly to schedule an appointment.

Located at:

-260 Spruce Street, Gridley

-1496 East Avenue, Chico

-1120 Forest Avenue, Chico

-801 East Avenue, Chico

-2780 Esplanade, Chico

-850 Oroville Dam Boulevard, Oroville

-869 Newville Road, Orland

Offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine per state and county eligibility requirements. Appointments are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Safeway will continue to offer appointments as they receive COVID-19 vaccine supply.

Currently vaccinating individuals ages 12 and over. Please note: The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are recommended for ages 18 and over.

Vaccination is available through walk-in and by appointment. Walk-ins are accepted based on vaccine availability and scheduled appointments. Make an appointment online by visiting http://bit.ly/3bbkZvI. Individuals receiving a vaccine that requires two doses will be scheduling an appointment for their first dose. After receiving their first dose, they will receive a follow-up email or text message containing directions on how to schedule an appointment for their second dose.

Please note: The Safeway located at 1366 East Avenue, Chico will be open until 10 pm on Fridays June 11, June 18, and June 25 to offer the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Located at:

1366 East Avenue, Chico
1596 State Highway 99, Gridley

Offering COVID-19 vaccination to eligible individuals. Those who make their first dose appointment at Rite Aid will also be scheduled an appointment for their second dose.

Please Note: Vaccine supply is extremely limited at this time. Appointments will be available as vaccines become available.

Available to individuals who are ages 12 and over.

Please note: The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine is recommended for ages 18 and over.

Vaccines offered by appointment only. Schedule an appointment online at, http://ritea.id/california or by calling Rite Aid Customer Care at 1-800-748-3243. At this time, appointments cannot be made by calling a local store.

Located at:

650 Mangrove Avenue, Chico
220 West East Avenue, Chico

Offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment to those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. After their first dose appointment, individuals can use the “Scheduling Control” button in their confirmation email to schedule their second dose appointment.

Please Note: Adventist Health is partnering with Safeway and the Butte County Public Health Department to host weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Currently eligibility requirements include individuals ages 12 and over. 

Please note: The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine is recommended for ages 18 and over.

Vaccines are offered by appointment only. Make an appointment online by visiting, https://bit.ly/3dlHQEH. Those who need assistance or do not have internet access, may call (877) 723-3929.
Community Clinics are available on April 6, 2021

Located at: Feather River Health Center, 5125 Skyway, Paradise

Appointments are available from 9am-5:15pm on the days that clinics are available. Each appointment is about 15 minutes.

Offering COVID-19 vaccination to Glenn County residents who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine per Glenn County’s Vaccination Plan and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Glenn County Public Health. Individuals will be able to make an appointment for both their first and second dose appointments.

Currently vaccinating anyone ages 12 and over living or working in Glenn County. Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 12-17. Individuals who are age 12-17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment.

Those who meet the criteria for vaccination may schedule an appointment online at https://myturn.ca.gov/. Those who don’t have access to internet may call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm) for assistance.

Appointments for the Community Clinic will generally be scheduled sometime between 9am-6:30pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Vaccine appointments are opened up to the public weekly typically on Sunday night or Monday morning

Located at: Orland Memorial Hall, 320 3rd St, Orland

Please note: Currently the Community Clinic at Orland Memorial Hall only offers the Moderna vaccine suitable for individuals age 18 and over.

Residents interested in being on a quick call list for last minute vaccine availability (i.e. at the end of a clinic), may fill out the Vaccine Quick Call Survey, https://bit.ly/3avtrFk. The quick call list will be used by providers who have an open vial and need to administer the remaining doses. Those on the quick call list would need to live locally and be able to respond quickly when called (i.e. less than 30 minutes). Residents on the quick call list will have the ability to decline when called and remain on the list until they receive their vaccination.

Glenn County Vaccination Plan: bit.ly/2KaYv36

GCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website: bit.ly/2W7hKgB
GCPH Facebook: facebook.com/GlennCountyHHSA

Offering COVID-19 vaccination to individuals who are eligible per state and county guidelines. Those who make their first dose appointment at Walgreens will also be scheduling an appointment for their second dose at the same time. Vaccine supply is extremely limited at this time. Appointments will be available as vaccines become available.

Currently vaccinating individuals who are ages 12 and over. Individuals will need to show their state ID/valid driver’s license, or other government-issued ID, along with their COVID-19 Authorization Code (if applicable) to the pharmacy during your appointment to receive your vaccination.

The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine is recommended for ages 18 and over.

Vaccines offered by appointment only. Schedule an appointment online at, https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19, by calling 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733), or by calling a local Walgreens pharmacy. Those scheduling an appointment online will need to create an account with Walgreens and complete an eligibility screening in order to schedule an appointment.

Locations: 

 – 1042 Nord Ave, Chico – 530-566-1358. Hours: M-F: 8am-9pm, Sat: 9am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun: 10am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm

 – 860 East Ave, Chico – 530-899-0887. Hours: M-F: 8am-9pm, Sat: 9am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun: 10am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm 

 – 7576 Skyway, Paradise – 530-876-8222. Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm

 – 2703 Oro Dam Blvd E, Oroville – 530-534-1283. Hours: M-F: 8am-9pm, Sat: 9am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun: 10am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm 

 – 828 Newville Rd, Orland – 530-865-9859. Hours: M-F: 8am-9pm, Sat: 9am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun: 10am-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm

Offering COVID-19 vaccination to individuals who are eligible to receive per state and county guidelines. The COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses. Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis. Individuals are asked NOT to attend the clinic if they are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms.

The NVIH pop-up vaccine clinics are available to anyone ages 16 and over living or working in Butte or Glenn County. Individuals will also be required to bring a pen and a face mask. Individuals are asked to wear clothing that allows vaccination to the upper arm and to bring their medical and prescription insurance card to the clinic.

Valid photo ID and proof of Butte or Glenn County residency required. Those who are eligible based on their employment must provide proof of employment such as a pay stub, work ID/badge or letter on company letterhead indicating employment.

Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 16 and 17. Individuals who are age 16 and 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted. Call 530-781-1447 or visit online for appointment registration: https://bit.ly/31ecVEz

For 1st doses (Pop-up Clinic):

North Valley Indian Health Clinic (Apr 27, 2021), Masonic Lodge in Chico, 1110 W. East Avenue. Individuals may schedule an appointment by calling 530-781-1447

North Valley Indian Health Clinic (Apr 28, 2021) Glenn County Office of Education, 451 S. Villa, Willows Individuals may schedule an appointment by calling 530-781-1447

Locations available in:

 –  Butte County (Masonic Lodge, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico)
 – Glenn County (Glenn County Office of Education, 451 South Villa Avenue, Willows)

Offering COVID-19 vaccine immunization to individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Vaccines are limited and appointments are offered on a first come, first served basis. If individuals are unable to register for a slot, this means the slots are full for the day and time indicated. More slots will be added as more clinics are scheduled. Please note: Individuals will receive directions on how to schedule their second dose at the time of their first dose appointment. The COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses.

Available to anyone ages 12 and over living or working in Butte County.
On the day of their vaccination individuals are required to wear a mask, bring a valid photo ID, proof of their appointment, a pen, and wear clothing that allows vaccination to their upper arm. On the day of their second vaccine appointment, they must also bring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card they received at their first appointment.

Please note: At this time the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for individuals ages 12-17. Individuals who are age 12-17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and J&J vaccines are recommended for ages 18 and over.

Vaccines will be offered by appointment only. Please make an appointment online at https://myturn.ca.gov/ or by calling (530) 332-9520, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message or send an email to covid.vaccine@enloe.org.

Appointments are scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6am-1:50pm.

Located at: 1601 Esplanade, Chico

Offering appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointment availability will be limited and based on vaccine supply. Pharmacy staff will schedule the second dose appointment at the time of the first appointment.

Currently vaccinating individuals who are 12 years of age and older. On the day of their appointment, individuals are asked to bring their insurance card if they have one. Individuals are not required to provide proof of age, occupation, or any other type of credentials.

Please Note: The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 12 and over. The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are recommended for ages 18 and over.

Available by appointment only. Please make an appointment using the online scheduler available at https://walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Individuals will need to create an account in order to use the scheduler. The scheduler will also provide a digital reminder when it is time to return for the second vaccine.

Located at:

-465 Cal Oak Road, Oroville
-470 North Airport Road, Willows
-2044 Forest Ave, Chico

Offering COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with county prioritization guidelines. Appointments will be offered based on vaccine availability. Individuals will be scheduling an appointment for their first dose.

Please Note: Save Mart is following vaccine prioritization guidelines set by Butte County. Save Mart is required to cancel appointments booked by those who do not meet the county guidelines.

Currently, eligibility requirements include individuals who are age 16 and over. Individuals are asked to bring their insurance card if they have health insurance and ID to their appointment.

Vaccines are offered by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled online by visiting https://bit.ly/31VSvk8. If the website is busy due to site traffic, individuals may be directed to a web page where they will need to “wait in line” to make an appointment.

Appointments are offered Mon-Sat. Specific appointment times will depend on which time slots are still available.

Located at: 146 West East Avenue, Chico

Providing a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations, and whether those vaccines are in stock. VaccineFinder works with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services. VaccineFinder is operated by epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

VaccineFinder is temporarily suspending information on flu and routine vaccination services to focus on COVID-19 Vaccinations. Call your healthcare provider or department of health if you are in need of a flu or routine vaccine.

Check with local health department to see if you are eligible for the vaccine.

To search for COVID-19 vaccines, go to the VaccineFinder website and then click on “Find COVID-19 Vaccines” and type in your zipcode to check availability.

Online: vaccinefinder.org/

Need a Ride to Vaccine Appointment?

Need a ride to your vaccination? B-line transit has specified routes for the community to make it to their COVID-19 vaccinations. For more information, please visit B-line transit online here:  blinetransit.com/Rider-Tools/Using-B-Line-to-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine/

Locations and routes to use: 
CVS in Gridley (Spruce & 99)
-can be accessed by Route 30
-can be accessed by Route 32

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (Fair Street)
-can be accessed by Route 14 and Route 17
-can be accessed by Route 41 during the first inbound run of the day from Magalia

2454 Builder’s Place (Miriam Park)
-can be accessed most readily by Route 7
-also accessible by Route 5, Route 14, Route 20, Route 40 and Route 41

Oroville Sports Club (Oro Dam Blvd East)
-can be accessed by Route 20, if you are coming from Chico
-can be accessed by all Oroville routes as it is a block away from the Oroville Transit Center

Adventist Health (Paradise)
-can be accessed by Routes 40 and 41

Paratransit door-to-door service is available to get a vaccination.  For individuals who are not currently enrolled, please call B-Line Transit at 530-809-4616 (ext 1). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message.

Vaccine Related Press Releases & Updates

From the State

Workgroup report concludes J&J vaccine is safe and effective, and that resumption of its use will support COVID-19 vaccine uptake, help reduce severe COVID-19 illnesses and control the pandemic. Recognizes the importance of the multiple systems in place in the U.S. to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

“SACRAMENTO – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has concluded that use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the western states. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this afternoon.
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted its pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following a review by a federal vaccine safety review panel. The Workgroup further recommended that vaccine information fact sheets be culturally and linguistically appropriate, and available in multiple languages at an accessible reading level to inform conversations between health care providers and vaccine recipients.
Washington, Oregon and Nevada joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup in October. The Workgroup, made up of nationally-acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health, has concurrently and independently reviewed the FDA’s actions related to COVID-19 vaccines. It will continue to evaluate other COVID-19 vaccines as they go through the federal process.”


Statement from California Governor Gavin Newsom:
“After additional review, analysis and scrutiny, experts have concluded the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe, effective and will protect you against the COVID-19 virus. To date, about a million Californians have already received this vaccine – including myself and many of the state’s top doctors. I encourage all Californians to trust the science, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones and end the pandemic.”
Statement from Oregon Governor Kate Brown:
“I am grateful to count myself among the nearly 7 million Americans protected by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With this thorough scientific review by leading state and federal doctors, scientists, and health experts, Oregonians can be confident that this vaccine is safe and effective, and that the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 far outweigh the risks of this exceedingly rare adverse effect. My heart goes out to the family in Oregon who lost a loved one after receiving her shot, and all others who may have been impacted by this rare condition. Just as they do with other medications, doctors now have the information they need to assess when any additional precautions should be taken.”
Statement from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak:
“The benefits of the one-shot Janssen vaccine clearly outweigh the risks – that’s what the short pause allowed leading scientific minds to study and review, at both the federal and state level. As one of many Nevadans who gladly took this vaccine when it was offered to me, I look forward to resuming the use of the vaccine in our State, along with the Moderna and Pfizer products. Every shot in an arm puts Nevada one step closer to recovery.”
Statement from Washington Governor Jay Inslee:
“The benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh the risks associated with it. We want to keep as many people free from COVID and out of the hospital as possible, and the J&J vaccine will help us get through this pandemic. I encourage people to get whatever vaccine is available to them. If you have questions or concerns, consult a provider to help answer questions you have.”

Link to Press Release:  https://bit.ly/3eCHcDg

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19
Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume.
The pause was recommended after reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals following administration of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
The CDC and the FDA have determined the following:
• Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be resumed in the United States.
• The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
• The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known
and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.
• At this time, the available data suggest that the chance of TTS occurring is very low,
but the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk.
• Health care providers administering the vaccine and vaccine recipients or caregivers
should review the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine
(Vaccine providers)and Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which have been revised to include information about the risk of this syndrome, which has occurred in a very small number of people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

Eligibility and Monitoring:
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccination is available to individuals who are eligible to receive per state and county guidelines.
The surveillance systems that are in place to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use are working, as demonstrated by both agencies’ quick work to identify and investigate these rare, 
but serious adverse events. The FDA and CDC will continue with these efforts to closely monitor the safety of these vaccines. Reports of adverse events following vaccination can be made to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

Link for more information: https://bit.ly/3u3k6fC

Butte County

– Do not pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
– Do not pay for early access to the vaccine
– Do not give out your social security number, bank account or credit card numbers
– Ignore any vaccine offers that ask for your personal or financial information

Released 01/28:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health (BCPH) announced that residents who are ages 75 or older can now schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. Residents in the 75+ age group who have previously registered with BCPH to receive a vaccine eligibility notification DO NOT need to wait to receive their notification – they can schedule themselves an appointment now.

How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for persons 75 and older:

· Appointments can be schedule by visiting Butte County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic sign-up portal: tinyurl.com/COVIDvax75

· Sign-ups are first come, first serve. If residents are unable to register for a slot, this means the slots are full for the day and time indicated. More slots will be added as more clinics are scheduled.

· Residents who do not have internet access may call the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center for assistance, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm: 530-552-3050

· Proof of age and ID is required at time of appointment – residents who do not meet the criteria for this age group will be turned away.

Is transportation to the vaccine clinic available for persons 75+?

Yes. Transportation is available through the B-Line’s Paratransit service, which offers door-to-door rides for persons 70 and older. An application must be completed in advance of the first ride. Applications can be requested over the phone, in-person, or downloaded from the internet. A one-way ride on the Paratransit is $3.50.

· Contact B-Line Paratransit: 530-809-4614 (option 1)

· Download the B-Line Paratransit Dial-a-Ride application: tinyurl.com/ButteParatransit

When will the Vaccine be available to persons 65+?

While 65 and older has been moved to phase 1b, tier 1, due to vaccine supply and distribution, groups in this tier must be sub-prioritized. BCPH will keep the public informed and open it to persons 65 and older as quickly as possible.

When will the vaccine be prioritized for persons with underlying health conditions?

BCPH continues to follow a phases and prioritized approach that has been outlined by the state. Currently, the state only provides priority vaccine instruction based on age, regardless of underlying health conditions. If the state make changes to age groups to include underlying health conditions, BCPH will follow any new prioritization.

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Now that COVID vaccine appointment scheduling is available online, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) will stop taking registration for the COVID vaccine e-mail notification. Residents who have previously registered will continue to receive an e-mail notification when they are eligible to get the COVID vaccination.
For the week of February 1-5, all available vaccination clinics in Chico have been filled.
Moving forward, COVID vaccination clinics will be announced to the public for online self-scheduling. These appointments will be on a first come, first serve basis. Announcements will be made through the local media, on the BCPH COVID vaccine website and on social media. Residents who do not have access to the internet, may call the COVID call center for assistance scheduling their vaccination appointment.
While the vaccine remains highly prioritized, proof of age and ID will be required for age specific vaccination clinics. As Butte County is allocated more doses of the vaccine, more clinics will be scheduled. It’s important to understand that while a specific group may be eligible for the vaccine, that does not mean that there are enough doses available to vaccinate every person in that group right away.

For more information about COVID Vaccine Clinics, visit: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine

Link to Press Release: bit.ly/39BlJte

On February 4, 2021, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) provided an update about the COVID-19 vaccine including the vaccination progress, clarification about the registration for vaccine eligibility notification, scheduling second vaccine doses, and they answered some questions that have been submitted by the public.
Vaccination Progress:
Since they have begun receiving vaccine allocations, BCPH has administered 29,400 vaccines. This places Butte County in the top 10 counties in California to get the vaccine out to residents. Out of the 58 counties in California, Butte County is administering more vaccines than 48 of those counties.

Registration for Vaccine Eligibility Notification:
Earlier this week BCPH announced that they would no longer be accepting sign ups for the vaccine eligibility notification email system. This is in part due to the availability of the online self-scheduling system for vaccine appointments and the email notification not being a requirement to receive the vaccine.
Those who registered before February 2, 2021 will still receive an email notification when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Those who have registered for email notification but are now eligible to receive the vaccine can go ahead and schedule an appointment. They do not need to wait for the email notification.
The notification system was NOT a waitlist or a priority list, but a means to inform residents of when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.
There are over 40,000 individuals who are eligible for the vaccine due to being 65 years of age or older. Since this is a large group, BCPH will be sending out email notifications for those who have registered in phases. BCPH is unable to send out email notifications for all 40,000 individuals at one time.

Second Vaccine Dose:
Second dose allocations are guaranteed. Every first dose allocated to Butte County is guaranteed a second dose by the state. There is updated guidance from the CDC that allows for second dose administration up to 6 weeks or 42 days after receiving the first dose if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval of 21-28 days. The first dose does not expire, so individuals do not need to repeat the first dose even if the second dose is received a bit later.
Where and how individuals will receive their second dose depends on where they received their first dose. Oroville Hospital is scheduling appointments for second doses for each individual during their first dose appointment. Enloe Hospital will be announcing second dose vaccination clinics when they are available. One the second dose vaccination clinics are announced, individuals can schedule an appointment online or by phone. The vaccination cards given during the first dose appointment will include the date of when the vaccine was administered. Individuals can calculate the approximate date of when they should receive their second dose using the date of their first dose.

Q&A:
1) How will people who had their first vaccine get their second one?
It depends on where you receive the first dose.
Oroville – People vaccinated at Oroville Hospital are immediately booked for their second dose before leaving.
Enloe – When second dose clinics are open individuals will need to schedule their second dose online. Public Health will announce second dose clinics through the local news, on social media and on the Public Health COVID Vaccine website.
2) I completed the registration link on BCPH’s website but have not been notified. What should I do?
Residents who have previously registered will continue to receive an email notification when they are eligible to get the COVID vaccination. Calling the COVID Call Center will not get them an appointment sooner.
3) If I call the COVID-19 Call Center can they schedule my appointment?
No. Calling the COVID Call Center will not get you an appointment any sooner. Additionally, the State has announced more changes for local health departments coming soon – they will soon require the use of their scheduling platform, My Turn for booking vaccine appointments. Once this goes into effect, BCPH will have to change from the current online scheduling system to My Turn.
4) I see the link on BCPH’s website to schedule my vaccine but all the slots are full. What should I do?
If all the slots are full, BCPH asks that individuals continue to be patient. BCPH can only schedule clinics if they have doses of the vaccine to offer. Clinics are announced as soon as they are scheduled by the vaccine providers – Enloe, Orchard, and Oroville Hospitals. BCPH announces open clinics through the local news, on social media and on the Public Health COVID Vaccine website. 
5) How often is BCPH going to announce clinics and when?
At this time, BCPH does not have a timeline. Scheduling clinics depends on how many doses that the State allocates to Butte County each week. BCPH will announce new vaccine clinics through the local news, on social media and on the PH COVID Vaccine website. 
6) I have underlying conditions. Why am I not being prioritized for the vaccine sooner?
BCPH continues to follow the state’s vaccine guidelines, which only prioritizes by age and not health conditions at this time. While there has been discussion from the State about changes to the State’s prioritization, no official changes have been made.
7) How many vaccine doses have been administered and how many are BCPH administering per week?
This information can be found on the COVID-19 dashboard on the BCPH COVID-19 homepage.
8) What is the timeline for childcare and agricultural workers to be vaccinated?
How quickly BCPH moves through the tiers is based on vaccine supply which BCPH cannot predict. The County is currently in the age 65 and over category which is over 40,000 people. The State expects to have enough supply to vaccinate most Californians by summer 2021.
9) When will those with pre-existing conditions be prioritized?
While there has been discussion in the media about changes to the State’s prioritization, no official changes have been made. BCPH continues to follow the State’s phased approach. As soon as it changes, BCPH will make the necessary changes to their approach.
10) Who will be prioritized after the current phase (Phase 1B Tier 1)?
At this time BCPH does not have this information. Until then, BCPH continues to follow the State’s phased approach. As soon as it changes, BCPH will make the necessary changes to their approach. 
11) Is the slow rollout due to lack of vaccine doses or issues with administering doses?
It may feel like a slow rollout but BCPH is very proud of the progress that they have made in Butte County. If the county is allocated doses, the BCPH will immediately make plans and open clinics so those doses get administered as soon as possible. In about a month BCPH has administered over 27,000 doses (29,400 as of Feb 4, 2021) – which places Butte County in the top 10 counties in CA to get the vaccine out. Everyone in Butte County who wants the vaccine will eventually be vaccinated. 

Link to Update: http://bit.ly/3aBM5dY

More information and the update is also available at BCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine website: https://bit.ly/33HCIGS

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance: http://bit.ly/2N0pGP4

BCPH COVID-19 Dashboard: https://bit.ly/BcPhCovidDASH

On February 11, 2021, Butte County Public Health provided some updates regarding the reopening or tier status of Butte County, new guidance for places of worship, and an update regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tier Status (Reopening)
Butte County remains in the Purple or Widespread Tier of reopening, which is the most restrictive and requires most businesses and activities to modify their operations for outdoors only. For more information on which businesses can reopen, please visit Butte County’s reopening website.
The numbers of COVID-19 testing has decreased and BCPH encourages residents to continue getting tested as this can. One of the metrics that the State looks at to determine the tier status of each county is the testing positivity rate, which is the number of residents in a county who have been tested to ensure that the county has the ability to identify COVID-19 when it is occurring. If the rate drops too low, Butte County and State will lose the ability to adequately assess the amount of COVID-19 and transmission that is occurring in Butte County and can affect Butte County’s ability from moving into a least restrictive tier.

Guidance for Places of Worship
The Supreme Court ruled that places of worship are permitted to hold indoor services at an increased capacity. The capacity is 25% for counties in the purple or red tier and 50% for counties in the orange or yellow tier. The State’s prohibition on indoor singing or chanting does remain in place.

See online here: http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/buttereopens

Residents responsible for tracking and scheduling their second dose

Information:
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Late last week, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) was officially notified that first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are now available through CVS Pharmacy in Gridley as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Additionally, the State announced vaccine priority for persons at high risk for COVID complications.

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: CVS Pharmacy | 260 Spruce Street in Gridley
As of Friday, February 12th, the CVS Pharmacy in Gridley has been selected by the State to participate in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. COVID-19 Vaccinations at CVS are available by appointment only and are available to those currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Butte County, including persons 65+ and healthcare workers. CVS is open seven days a week.
Book a vaccination appointment at CVS in Gridley:
– Online at: www.cvs.com
– By phone at: 800-746-7287 – Please do not call the Gridley CVS Pharmacy directly

Priority Vaccination for Persons at High Risk – effective March 15th
Beginning March 15, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more severe health conditions. The State has developed a specific list of qualifying conditions that vaccinators must follow. To view the list, visit the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provider bulletin: https://bit.ly/2OMtWCT.

BCPH has requested clarification from CDPH about how residents with qualifying health conditions should get approval as the CDPH guidance states that healthcare providers will use their clinical judgement.
It’s important to note that the current vaccine priority, which includes persons 65+, may still be getting vaccinated through the month of March. Persons at high risk will be eligible to receive the vaccination in Butte County once the current priority group has neared completion and based on vaccine supply from the State.

Second Dose Community Vaccination Clinics
BCPH, along with their healthcare partners, are beginning the process of offering second doses of the vaccine. Residents are asked to be patient during this process and understand that everyone who received their first dose is guaranteed a second dose.

How will you be informed when and where to get a second dose of the vaccine?
In most cases, residents will not be notified individually by BCPH when second dose community clinics are scheduled. Second dose community clinics will be announced on the local news, on the BCPH Facebook page and on the BCPH COVID Vaccine website. Residents will need to sign themselves up for their second dose. All appointments for the second dose are first come, first serve. “
Those who received their first dose of the Moderna Vaccine from the community vaccination clinics at Meriam Park from Enloe Medical Center should count approximately 28 days from the first dose to determine eligibility for their second dose. Those who are unable to schedule the second dose exactly 28 days after the first, according to the CDC, may still get the second dose up to 42 days after the first dose. Residents without access to the internet may contact the Vaccine Scheduling Hotline for assistance: 552-3020. Calling this line will not book your appointment faster – if you have internet, booking online is fast and convenient. The hotline is only staffed on specific days based on the current clinics available for booking.
Residents who received their first dose from a community clinic other than at the Chico Meriam Park location, should follow information released from where they received their first dose. Depending on where residents got their first dose, their second dose may have been scheduled already.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/37iX372

On February 18th, 2021, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) provided an update about the vaccine clinics, new quarantine guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated, a reminder about COVID-19 testing, and a Q&A session.

Vaccine Clinics
An online sign up website is now available on BCPH’s COVID-19 website for those who received their first vaccination dose between February 1st and February 4th through the Enloe Clinic located at 2454 Builders Place in Chico. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis and individuals will need to bring their CDC vaccination card that they received at their first dose appointment. Staff will be onsite with computer access to verify their first dose if they forget their card.
BCPH does not anticipate that there will be any first dose clinics available until March. BCPH reminds the public that they can check BCPH’s COVID-19 website for updated vaccine information.

New Quarantine Guidance
The State has released new guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. The guidelines recommend that individuals who have been fully vaccinated should still quarantine if they have been exposed. Although they will not feel sick or symptomatic, at this time it is still unknown if there is a chance that they may still be able to transmit the virus to others.

COVID-19 Testing
BCPH would like to remind the public that it is still important to get tested for COVID-19. The OptumServe location in Chico has appointments available. To make an appointment, please visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call (888)634-1123.

Q&A
1) When will you start vaccinating people who work in Agriculture, Food and Childcare?
BCPH does not have a timeline for moving into additional priority sectors for several reasons:
– BCPH does not know how long it will take to finish vaccinating the 65+ group.
– BCPH has not been allocated vaccines for additional sectors yet.
– The State has announced vaccine priority for persons at high risk for COVID complications.

2) Does the Agriculture and Food group include grocery store and restaurant employees?
Yes
3) Come March 15th, will anyone with an underlying health condition get vaccinated?
No, March 15th is the date that the State has announced for the beginning of prioritization for those with underlying health conditions. The State guidance indicates that healthcare providers will determine individual eligibility – at this time, BCPH has more questions than answers about how this will work and will keep the public posted as they learn more. Lastly, vaccination is based on allocated supply. BCPH cannot provide vaccinations if they do not have vaccines available. At this time vaccines are still prioritized for those ages 65 and older. Once clinics are available BCPH will announce them through the local news, on social media and on the Public Health COVID Vaccine website.

On February 25, 2021, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) provided an update about the number of vaccines allocated, the vaccine progress in the county, the State’s vaccine scheduling system, and answered some questions that were submitted by the public.

Vaccine Numbers
Butte County has been allocated a total number of 78,995 vaccines from the State. Of these total doses:
– 38,615 are first doses
– 31,400 are second doses
– 70,015 of these doses have been received
– 47,793 of have been administered (shots in arms)
– A total 15,413 individuals have completed vaccination (received both doses)
Numbers of individuals who have received at least one dose of the vaccine:
19,815 or approximately 49.1% of Butte County residents who are 65 years and over
35,465 or approximately 16.2% of total Butte County residents

These numbers include vaccines that were not allocated through the Butte County (Federal Pharmacy Retail Program, Tribal Health)

Vaccine Progress
At this time, all individuals who are 65 years of age or older and have previously signed up to receive an email notification from BCPH when they are eligible to receive the vaccine have been notified. The notifications were sent last week. Everyone who signed up for the email notifications will only receive one notification.
More first dose community vaccination clinics are anticipated to be available in the week of March 8, 2021. This timeline will be dependent on the vaccine allocations that come from the State. When available, BCPH will announce second dose clinics through the local news, on social media and on the Public Health COVID Vaccine website.

As of this week the child care workforce has been invited to receive the vaccine. The child care workforce is the remaining group of the education sector. Sector based vaccines differ from age based community vaccines and are available by invitation only. Those who work in a sector that has been prioritized by the State will receive a private invitation from BCPH. Those who work in child care and think they have been missed can notify BCPH using the “You Missed Me” link found on BCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine website.
BCPH is currently reviewing the remaining Agriculture and Food sectors of Phase 1B, Tier 1. BCPh estimates that there are about 8,000-10,000 individuals in those sectors, and this number may increase as the season changes and we move into a growing agricultural season. More information may be available next week.

My Turn
My Turn is a vaccine scheduling system that was announced by the State. The State is requiring that eventually all counties use My Turn for vaccine appointment scheduling. Before making a formal switch, Butte County plans to hold a small pilot phase with a small community vaccine clinic with limited appointments. This will allow BCPH to understand how My Turn works and identify any potential problems to ensure a smooth transition. More information will be provided when available.

Q&A
1) I am a caregiver and believe I was missed.
If you are a primary caregiver and believe you were missed, please use the “You Missed Me”link on the BCPH COVID-19 vaccine web page.

2) If I work in a restaurant in one county and live in another, where should I be vaccinated?
You will likely be vaccinated in the county that you work. BCPH has not finished the 65 and over group yet and are in the planning phases for the Agriculture and Food sectors.

3) Will Butte County get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine if it is approved?
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will move through the approval process just like Moderna and Pfizer, which includes:
– Review by the FDA and Emergency Use Authorization granted or denied.
– Review by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
Once approved, Butte County will likely be offered an allocation of Johnson & Johnson.

BCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website: https://bit.ly/33HCIGS

Link to Update: http://bit.ly/3aVkaqQ

Released 03/03:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — As part of a statewide directive, Butte County will begin to test the State’s new MyTurn COVID-19 vaccine scheduling system. Butte County Public Health (BCPH) and Enloe Medical Center will pilot the system during a limited first dose community vaccination clinic for Butte County residents currently eligible for the vaccine, on Friday, March 5 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, by appointment only.
A limited number of appointments will be available for eligible residents ages 65 and older and residents working in the following sectors: emergency services, education & childcare, agriculture, food and healthcare workers. Proof of employment for eligible sectors is required. These appointments will fill up very quickly. BCPH and Enloe are grateful for your patience as they test the MyTurn system, which means scheduling may not run as smoothly as expected.
This pilot will help BCPH and Enloe to understand how the system works and to identify any glitches that may arise to ensure the system runs smoothly when larger community clinics are scheduled. This is a very exciting step to streamlining COVID vaccine scheduling for Butte County residents as supply increases and large-scale community vaccination clinics become available.
While Friday’s pilot clinic is to test the system, eventually the County will transition away from its current COVID vaccine scheduling (Sign-up Genius) to MyTurn. During this transition, the County may continue to use both systems to some degree until more details are sorted out.

MyTurn Pilot: First Dose Community Vaccination Clinic, Butte County residents ONLY
Residents who are currently eligible can book a first dose vaccination appointment for Friday, March 5 through the State:
– Online at: https://myturn.ca.gov/
– California Department of Public Health Hotline: 1-833-422-4255
– Please note: the system may allow out of county residents to schedule an appointment at this Butte County clinic, however proof of residency is required and will be checked – People who are not residents of Butte County will be turned away even if the system allowed an appointment to be scheduled.
-Proof of employment for eligible sectors is required and may include: pay stub, ID badge, or letter on company letterhead indicating employment.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3uL6pCV

Released 03/05:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — In some areas throughout the State counties have experienced second dose supply issues with some counties canceling second dose appointments. Butte County Public Health (BCPH) would like to reassure the public that there remains an adequate supply of second doses for Butte County residents who received their first dose at a community vaccination clinic in Butte County.
BCPH and provider partners schedule community vaccination clinics based on actual vaccine supply, not on anticipation of projected allocation.
As long as vaccine allocations remain the same or increase, BCPH and vaccine providers will contribute to schedule second dose community vaccination clinics. Public announcements will be made when additional second dose community vaccination clinics are scheduled.
For more information visit the Butte County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine webpage: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine

Link to Press Release: http://bit.ly/3rrv5hO

On March 11, 2021 Butte County Public Health held a press conference where they provided updates regarding COVID-19 in the county including the new CDC Guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated and the COVID-19 Vaccine.

CDC Guidance – Fully Vaccinated Individuals
The CDC released guidance earlier this week where fully vaccinated individuals may be able to gather among each other without wearing a face covering. However, BCPH would like to remind the public that guidance from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) do not always immediately align. Until CDPH releases guidance for the state of California regarding fully vaccinated individuals or adopts the CDC guidance, those changes are not official in Butte County. Once CDPH has adopted the CDC’s guidance, BCPH will notify the public.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
– A new eligibility list is now available on BCPH’s COVID-19 website that details who qualifies for the vaccine at this time for each specific sector.
– At this time, persons ages 16 and 17 can only get vaccinated at the Oroville clinic or by calling the Enloe Scheduling Line (332-9520) when there are community clinics available, as the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for these ages.
– The pilot vaccine clinic scheduled through MyTurn was a success. BCPH will be formally moving the scheduling for all community vaccine clinics in Chico to MyTurn beginning Friday March 19, 2021.

Link to Full Press Conference: http://bit.ly/3qHe3e6

Link to Eligibility List: https://bit.ly/3rJwbp6

 

On March 25, 2021, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine which included the number of vaccines distributed, booking vaccines through MyTurn, the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, unfilled spots at the vaccine clinics, second doses, and the State possibly opening up the vaccine eligibility to all ages.
Johnson & Johnson
Butte County has received some allocations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but only in small amounts. They have not received enough allocations of the vaccine to be administered through the community vaccine clinics, which can vaccinate up to 1,000 individuals per day. BCPH encourages all individuals to receive the vaccine as soon as they are eligible and to get the vaccine that is offered to them first. All of the vaccines are safe and work to prevent severe hospitalization and death.
Unfilled Spots at Community Vaccine Clinics
There are some misconceptions that unfilled spots will result in the waste of the vaccines or that if people show up at the end of the day, they will be able to get vaccinated. The vaccines resulting from the unfilled spots are offered to clinic volunteers.
Second Doses
Where and how to book a second vaccine dose depends on where the individual received their first dose.
– Chico Community Clinics
MyTurn will now schedule appointments for both the first and second dose.
– Oroville Community Clinics
The first dose will be scheduled through a sign up genius form and the second dose will be booked at the clinic before an individual leaves their appointment.
– Chico Hospital Vaccination Clinic
The first dose will be scheduled through MyTurn and instructions on how to schedule the second dose will be given at the clinic.
– Federal Retail Pharmacies Clinics
Both first and second dose appointments will generally be scheduled at the same time.
The vaccines offered through the federal retail pharmacies are separate from Butte County. They receive their allocations from the Federal Government while BCPH receives their allocations from the State. BCPH does not have information on how many vaccines the retail pharmacies have, which vaccines they have, and does not have access to their vaccine scheduling.

State Opening Vaccine to All Ages
There have been discussions about the State opening the vaccine to all ages that qualify for the vaccine in the near future. Should this change happen, BCPH supports the decision and will follow the State’s lead.

Link to Full Update: https://bit.ly/2QDFLfv

Released 03/29:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health (BCPH) is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to persons 16+ who live or work in Butte County. This change is effective immediately for all community and hospital vaccination clinics.
Residents 18 years and older are eligible for the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please keep in mind, allocations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are limited at this time and may not be available
Residents ages 16 and 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is only available for this age group at the Oroville Community Vaccination Clinic or the Chico Hospital Vaccination Clinic.
To book a vaccination and view a complete list of COVID-19 Community and Hospital Vaccination Clinics, please visit the BCPH COVID-19 Vaccination website: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine. Those without internet may call the Butte County COVID Call Center for assistance: 552-3050.
Please note: residents who book a vaccination appointment through a community or hospital vaccination clinic that utilizes the MyTurn, the State’s scheduling system, will need to check the ’65-74’ age range option to get the scheduling process started. This is due to a current limitation within the State’s online scheduling system. You will then be prompted to enter your date of birth at which time you will enter your actual date of birth (the 65-74 age option is only to get the process started, use your real date of birth after that point). Your date of birth will be used to verify eligibility when you arrive at the vaccination clinic.
Residents who get vaccinated through a retail pharmacy will need to book directly through the pharmacy. Retail pharmacies are part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which is separate from the Butte County Community and Hospital Vaccination Clinics. Eligibility and vaccine availability through the retail pharmacies may be different.

Press Release: https://tinyurl.com/afhpauww

Released 04/12:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – As local pharmacies in the Federal Retail Pharmacy program increase and more residents in Butte County become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the need for large community vaccination clinics in Chico and Oroville is declining. Butte County Public Health (BCPH) anticipates that these clinics will cease first dose operations by mid-to-late April.
As of Monday, April 12th, one in five (22%) Butte County residents has been fully vaccinated and one in three (32%) have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. For more information about vaccine allocations for Butte County, visit the BCPH COVID-19 Dashboard: https://bit.ly/3wUvE6z
For people living or working in Butte County who would still like to book a first dose vaccine appointment at one of the Community Vaccination Clinics, there is still availability during the following days and locations:
Chico Community Vaccination Clinic | Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
o April 14 (age 16+, first dose Pfizer)
o April 15 (age 18+, Janssen, **now Moderna on April 17th, see note below**)
o Book at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255


Oroville Community Vaccination Clinic
o April 15 (16+, first dose Pfizer): Oroville Sports Club
o April 22 (age 16+, first dose Pfizer): African American Cultural Center
o Book at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255

It is important to note that even as mass vaccination sites close, vaccine will still be available to individuals ages 16 and older who work or live in Butte County. These clinics will be smaller and will not require large-scale resources that the mass clinics take to run. Additional COVID-19 vaccination locations include local pharmacies and hospital-based vaccination clinics. To see a full list of vaccination locations, visit the BCPH COVID-19 Vaccine website: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine.
Please Note:
The Chico Community Clinic scheduled on April 15 has been rescheduled for April 17 and they will be offering the Moderna vaccine instead.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3tmzO5m

Released 04/13: 

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that California will follow the FDA and CDC recommendations to pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after several cases of blood clotting were reported in the U.S. This pause will remain while the safety of the vaccine is being reviewed by federal authorities. Butte County Public Health will follow this determination made by CDPH. All previously scheduled vaccination clinics in Butte County that were offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be replaced with Moderna.

Residents who booked a vaccination appointment at the Chico Community Vaccination Clinic for Wednesday, April 15th will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 17th to receive the Moderna vaccine. 
Residents who booked a vaccine through a local pharmacy that was offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will need to coordinate directly with the pharmacy where the appointment was booked.
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare. COVID-19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government and CDPH, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously.
Butte County residents who recently received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

Link to Press Release:  https://bit.ly/3ddIkOc

Released: 05/11

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – On May 10, 2021, FDA extended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ages 12 and older. Before administration of the vaccine is authorized for these ages in California, both the CDC and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSR) must review and approve these recommendations. The WSSSR provides an additional layer of vaccine safety review for California and other western states. If authorized by the CDC and WSSSR, Butte County will follow these recommendations and offer Pfizer to persons age 12 and older.
At this time, it is unknown how long the CDC and WSSSR review and authorization will take. If authorized, Butte County Public Health will provide an update to the public.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines in Butte County, visit: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/2Rep1fr

Released 05/13: 

Butte County to Open Pfizer Vaccinations for 12-15 Age Group
Following FDA Emergency Use Authorization, Federal and State Safety Review Experts Recommend the Vaccine as Safe and Effective for Protecting Young People 12+


BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County parents and legal guardians can schedule appointments for young people in their family who are aged 12+ to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine using the statewide booking system: MyTurn.ca.gov. This expanded eligibility is effective immediately for all vaccine providers in the county.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccine safety review panel and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup determined that the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting this age group against severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19 disease, and noted that the vaccination in this age group also appears to protect adolescents from being able to transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that youth now account for 22% of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. This time last year it was only around 3%. It is important to get young people vaccinated to prevent new SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 disease from further spread, especially with the increase of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants in Butte County and nearby counties.
“With COVID-19 cases among youth on the rise, the timing of the Pfizer authorization for ages 12-15 could not be better. While some youth have a less severe or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection, they can still transmit the virus to others,” explained Dr. Robert Bernstein, Butte County Public Health Officer.
Providers and parents/caregivers can review the Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheets issued by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
• For Providers: www.fda.gov/media/144413/download
• For parents/caregivers: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
Residents ages 12 to 15 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and have proof of age at time of appointment. The Pfizer vaccine is administered in two doses taken three weeks (21 days) apart. It has already been safely administered to millions of California adults, including more than 30 percent of 16- and 17-year-olds.
Residents 18 years and older remain eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
To book a vaccination in Butte County, please visit the BCPH COVID-19 Vaccination website: www.buttecounty.net/COVIDvaccine. Those without internet may call the Butte County COVID Call Center for assistance: 552-3050.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3w2nsQt

Glenn County

Providing a video where Jared Garrison, the Glenn County Health Officer provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer including when it will be available in Glenn County, the priority for vaccination, how safe and effective the vaccine is, and some concerns about the vaccine including long term data and immunity. Must have internet access and a device capable of accessing the internet and viewing videos. 

Link to video: https://bit.ly/3gspu6b

Press Release 01/19: 

Older Adults:
Glenn County Public Health is working diligently to vaccinate those at risk for complications from COVID-19. Eligibility has expanded to include those who are 75  years and older and those 65 years and older with underlying medical conditions for vaccination in Glenn County.  California Department of Public Health released last week that those 65 and older should be prioritized for vaccination. Glenn County is working towards this goal; however, calls for appointments for those meeting the current eligibility of 75+ and 65 + with medical conditions, have surpassed both the call capacity of Public Health, as well as vaccine allocations for our County at this time. Glenn County is unable to open up vaccinations to additional groups until the State is able to keep up the supply of the vaccine to meet the demands and needs in current phases. Approximately 1000 first dose vaccinations are scheduled for January 22 – February 5th. These clinics will continue to serve staff healthcare and personnel in Phase 1A as well as residents 75+ years and 65+ years with underlying health conditions. All clinics scheduled are subject to change based on vaccine availability.
All January Vaccine Clinics are Full:
All January clinics are FULL. A clinic on February 5th is tentatively scheduled, and is completely FULL. All persons who scheduled an appointment are being notified that the appointment is contingent on vaccine availability, as allocations are yet to be confirmed by the State.  Additional clinics are scheduled for February, however, appointments cannot be released until the State has provided reliable information on vaccine inventory and shipments. At this time, a wait list has been started.
Glenn County Public Health has been overwhelmed by the number of callers attempting to make appointments. The calls have surpassed the phone line capacity and it has pushed many callers to busy signal or voicemail. We ask residents of Glenn County to be patient with the vaccine process and with our staff as we work through this unprecedented pandemic response. Glenn County is working on a web-based solution for residents to register and self-identify eligibility, such as age or workforce sector, as well as interest in being contacted when appointments are being made for that qualifying tier.

Total Vaccines Administered:
Glenn County has administered approximately 570 first dose vaccines to Phase 1A sectors: healthcare (to include medical, dental, pharmacy, hospice, lab), frontline public health, behavioral health crisis providers, child welfare services, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS), long term care and congregate facility residents and staff, coroner and mortuary services, and
Phase 1B: emergency services (EMS, fire, law, probation), in the past month.

Moderna Vaccine and Allergic Reactions:
Glenn County Public Health received approximately 100 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine lot 41L20A, and administered half of the doses during the vaccination clinic conducted last week. The State has recommended that all providers pause administration of this lot to determine whether it is linked with a higher rate of allergic reactions.
No immediate allergic reactions occurred during the clinic and standard observation period, as is the identified issue by California Department of Public Health. Out of an abundance of caution, the remaining doses in this lot will not be utilized until the investigation by State and Federal officials is complete. Anyone experiencing a reaction or side effects following vaccination should report it to the CDC V-Safe Health Checker online: http://bit.ly/2XUTuit

Link to Press Release: http://bit.ly/3sIg4c6

Vaccines Allocated
Glenn County is allocated just 1/10th of a percent of the State’s weekly vaccine allocation – that’s approximately 300 doses per week. It appears that the formula that the state uses to determine the number of vaccines provided to a county does not favor rural counties like Glenn. Glenn County is currently working with the state to request additional vaccine allocations.
Glenn County Public Health currently has a higher demand for the COVID vaccine than the amount of vaccine being allocated to the county by the State. To date, Glenn County has received a total of 2,010 doses (for both 1st and 2nd dose administration). Glenn County has administered approximately 1100 vaccines over the past month including 260 second dose vaccines. Over 1100 vaccinations are scheduled for January 27th- February 11th. This includes 790 first doses and 330 second doses.
““We have more appointments scheduled than we currently have vaccine on hand,” said Dr. Jared Garrison, Glenn County Health Officer. “As a result, we have started a waitlist, which currently has more than 600 eligible residents on the list.” Glenn County expects to continue to receiving vaccine, however, the State allocates vaccine on a weekly basis, which complicates planning for future clinics.
“The older population will continue to be a priority in vaccination, as they are at the highest risk for severe illness and death,” according to Dr. Jared Garrison. “Eight out of ten deaths from COVID-19 are in persons over the age of 65. This group also accounts for a large percentage of those hospitalized.

Vaccine Distribution
After completion of the vaccinations for phase 1A, emergency services, and residents 75 years and older, and those over 65 with medical conditions, Glenn County Public Health Department will begin vaccinating the following groups:
1) Seniors 65 years and older.
2) Teachers working in Glenn County 60 years and older and teachers 50 years and older with
underlying medical conditions.
3) Agricultural and farmworkers 60 years and older with underlying medical conditions.

Online Vaccine Registration, My Turn
The State is rolling out two new systems this week: My Turn and a statewide vaccine administration network. Glenn County Public Health will be participating in informational workshops provided by State Officials to learn more about how each system will change the vaccine delivery system in Glenn County.

My Turn is an online system to register for vaccine eligibility notifications as well as vaccine clinic appointments. It is currently only offered in a few select counties. Glenn County is assessing the system to determine how it can be incorporated into the local public health vaccine appointment system. Once more information is acquired, we will let the residents know how it will be implemented locally.

Statewide Vaccine Administration Network
The statewide vaccine administration network will augment existing vaccine systems already in place. This system will not replace local public health as a vaccine administrator but will provide a vaccine provider system that will expand to include healthcare systems, pharmacies, and pop- up mobile sites that can provide vaccine to underserved communities. Glenn County Public Health is still gaining information on this system from the State but we look forward to assistance in broadening the vaccine rollout to our community.
Glenn County Public Health Department can be contacted Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 530-934-6588 or COVID@countyofglenn.net or visit www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19

GLENN COUNTY, CA- Glenn County HHSA Public Health continues to conduct COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Glenn County Public Health’s vaccine allocation was affected this week due to the severe winter storms impacting much of the country which resulted in delayed vaccine shipments. Scheduled clinics this week were not impacted due to mutual aid assistance from our healthcare partners Enloe and Ampla. Vaccine shipments will restart with improving weather conditions and are anticipated to arrive next week. All clinics next week are contingent on receipt of vaccine shipments. Those who have an appointment next week should plan to attend unless notified by Public Health. To date, Glenn County Public Health has administered 2,223 1st doses and 846 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to limited vaccine and allocation, Public Health continues to serve those in Phase 1a and priority groups in Phase 1b to include individuals over the age of 75, persons 65 years and older with underlying conditions, and emergency services. In the next couple of weeks, eligibility will be expanded to all Phase 1b Tier 1 eligible residents. More information and details will be announced soon.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance for sports that applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact sports can be played in counties in the Purple or Red tier with a case rate at or below 14 per 100,000. Glenn County currently does not qualify to allow these sports due to an increased case rate. Glenn County remains in the purple tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Glenn County with a daily COVID-19 case rate of 30.7 per 100,000 population and a test positive rate of 13.9%.

Glenn County Public Health Department can be contacted Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 530-934-6588 or COVID@countyofglenn.net or visit www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19

Link to Press Release: http://bit.ly/3suVmfh

Updated CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports: http://bit.ly/3upXFSj
This updated guidance goes into effect on February 26, 2021. Until then, the following guidance is in place: https://bit.ly/3sfcx4c.

GLENN COUNTY, CA- Glenn County received shipments of COVID vaccine this week after a week long delay due to the winter storms across the United States. Vaccine clinics scheduled for this week will continue as scheduled. All clinics this week are second dose clinics and are at capacity serving clients that received their first dose one month ago.
The State is providing medical personnel to assist Glenn County Public Health with the ongoing vaccination efforts. Additional first dose clinics are being scheduled for March. These clinics will continue to serve those in Phase 1a (healthcare) and priority groups in Phase 1b to include persons over the age of 65, emergency services, and education staff.
Public Health will be contacting all residents on the existing waiting list first to schedule an appointment. A new online COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Survey will be rolled out on Monday, March 1st. This survey will allow those 65 and older to register online for the vaccine wait list. Public Health staff will use this list to make appointments for upcoming vaccine clinics. Appointments will be open to residents meeting the eligibility criteria only. On March 1st the survey can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/2W7hKgB
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance for sports that applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact sports can be played in counties with a case rate at or below 14 per 100,000. Glenn County now meets the requirements to open organized youth and adult sports beginning February 26th. Glenn County has a daily COVID-19 case rate of 12.7 per 100,000 population and a test positive rate of 7.6%. It is important that all sporting organizations follow the guidance to ensure sports remain open in our community. The state guidance can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/3upXFSj

Link to Press Release: http://bit.ly/2ZN0M8W

Updated CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports: http://bit.ly/3upXFSj

Link to Glenn County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Web Page: https://bit.ly/2W7hKgB

Released 03/16:

Orland, CA – The Optum Serve COVID-19 testing site located at Orland Memorial Hall will now begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations. This site will now provide two critical functions to the community in our efforts to combat COVID-19 spread. Optum Serve will continue to provide COVID-19 testing weekly, Monday through Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided Thursday through Saturday at this site.

The Optum Serve site will provide more than 600 vaccines per week with the ability to expand based on vaccine allocation. The site will include evening and Saturday hours, expanding the access to the vaccine. The addition of this vaccine site will increase the delivery of the vaccine to the residents of Glenn County.

Residents interested in an appointment at the Optum Serve Vaccine site can schedule through the California MyTurn system online at:  https://myturn.ca.gov/(link is external) or for those without internet access, by calling the State MyTurn scheduling hotline at (833) 422-4255.

Additional clinic dates will become available on this site next week. Residents are encouraged to check back for updated availability.

Residents must meet current State vaccine eligibility criteria to access an appointment.

Current vaccination eligibility:

-Healthcare providers

-Crisis workers and social workers 

-Emergency services

-Education and childcare providers

-Food and agriculture personnel

-Public transit personnel

-Utilities personnel who provide emergency functions

-Couriers

-Janitors serving any of the listed sectors

-Persons living in congregate facilities

-Persons 65 years and older

-Persons 16 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions or disabilities Refer to the State high risk fact sheet: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/vaccine-high-risk-factsheet.aspx

Glenn County Public Health will be transitioning all vaccine registration to the MyTurn system. Residents are encouraged to use this system for finding vaccine appointments. For residents interested in being on a quick call list for last minute vaccine availability (i.e. at the end of a clinic), fill out the Vaccine Quick Call Survey on our website www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19

The quick call list will be used by providers who have an open vial and need to administer the remaining doses. Those on the quick call list would need to live locally and be able to respond quickly when called (i.e. less than 30 minutes). Residents on the quick call list would have the ability to decline when called and remain on the list until they receive their vaccination.

For more information, Glenn County Public Health Department can be contacted Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 530-934-6588 or COVID@countyofglenn.net or visit www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19

Link to Press Release:  http://bit.ly/30SLjVg

GLENN COUNTY, CA — On Wednesday March 31, 2021, Glenn County will move from Tier 1 (purple) to a less-restrictive Tier 2 (Red) of the State’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This shift in tiers allows more businesses and activities to reopen. In addition, the Red Tier allows Glenn County to follow the Small County Framework. In this framework, small counties are subject to all existing Blueprint rules with the exception of new case rate thresholds. The new case rate threshold is 35 cases per 100,000 population for maintaining Red tier status. To find more information on what is open in the Red Tier visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 1st Californians over the age of 50 will be eligible for vaccination. Every Californian 16 years of age and over will be eligible for vaccination on April 15th. Over 10,500 doses have been administered to Glenn County residents. Glenn County Public Health has administered 3,135 first doses, 2,211 second doses, and 474 single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to residents. Details on eligibility may be found by visiting the state vaccine website: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/ .
Currently eligible residents interested in the vaccine may register for an appointment with one of the following Glenn County vaccine providers:
• Optum Serve: (320 3rd St. Orland CA) signup online www.myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
• Walgreens: (828 Newville Rd, Orland CA) signup online https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
• North Valley Indian Health: (207 N Butte St, Willows, CA) signup online https://nvih.org/covid-19/ or call (530) 781-1447

We anticipate more Glenn County providers and pharmacies come on board with MyTurn in the near future. The quick call list is still an option for those who live locally and have not been able to make an appointment. They will be asked to respond quickly when called if a provider has extra doses at the end of their clinic. That survey can be found on our local COVID vaccine site: https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/health-human-services/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information
There are currently 46 active COVID-19 cases – 41 in self isolation and 5 hospitalized. Glenn County’s total cumulative case count (PCR and antigen) is 2,816. In the last 2 weeks, there have been 20 student cases (K-12th grade) of which 5 have been athletes.
For more information, Glenn County Public Health Department can be contacted Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 530-934-6588 or COVID@countyofglenn.net or visit www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3wcA60i

Misc. Vaccine Information

Offers a way for individuals to request and obtain proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination. Form must be submitted 2-3 weeks after vaccination. Individuals may contact the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) 2-3 weeks after vaccination. Individuals over the age of 18 is responsible for requesting their own record. Minors must have their parent or guardian submit request for record.

Please Note: The record individuals recieve will not arrive in an official letterhead nor will you receive a replacement CDC Vaccination card. The record you receive will contain ALL immunizations stored in your immunization record in CAIR. CAIR is unable to produce a record that only contains COVID-19 vaccinations.

Link to complete and submit the Authorization to Release Healthcare Information Form: https://bit.ly/3ucjEvM
Those who need assistance or do not have access to the internet may call 800-578-7889
CAIR help desk can also be reached via email: CAIRHelpDesk@cdph.ca.gov

Providing information about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to avoid scams related to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in plain language. The COVID-19 vaccine information provides answers to questions about the vaccine including, what it is, who can get it and when, if individuals need to be vaccinated, how it works, if it’s safe, and how to make a decision on whether or not they should be vaccinated.
To avoid COVID-19 vaccine related scams, the SCDD would like to inform individuals of the following information:
– They will likely not need to pay anything out-of-pocket to get the vaccine
– Do not pay to put their name on a list to get the vaccine
– Do not pay to get early access to the vaccine.
– No one will be knocking on their door to give them the vaccine.
– They will not be contacted by anyone from Medicare or the Health Department.
– They will not be asked from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company for any personal information such as their Medicare number, Social Security number, or their credit card or bank account information in order to sign up to get the vaccine.
– If they are unsure that they are encountering a scam, they can talk to someone that they trust like a family member, regional center, service coordinator, or call their SCDD regional office.

No restrictions, but the information is created with individuals who have developmental disabilities in mind.

SCDD, North State Office – (530) 895-4027. M-F: 9am-5pm

Link to information: http://conta.cc/3pyOwna

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, individuals can quickly inform the CDC if they have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on their answers, someone from CDC may call to check on them and get more information.
During the first week after getting vaccinated, v-safe will send a text message each day to ask how the individual is doing. They will get check-in messages once a week for up to 5 weeks. The questions v-safe asks take less than 5 minutes to answer. For those who need a second dose of vaccine, v-safe will provide a new 6-week check-in process so they can share their second-dose vaccine experience as well. Finally, they will receive check-ins 3, 6, and 12 months after their final dose of vaccine.

V-safe is for individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. A smartphone, internet access, and information about the COVID-19 vaccine they received will be required. Information about their vaccine can be found on the vaccination record card they received during their vaccination. Those who cannot find their card, should contact their healthcare provider. Individuals must sign up within 42 days of getting their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. 

To register, please visit https://vsafe.cdc.gov/. Individuals must sign up within 42 days of getting their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. 

Please Note: Participation is voluntary and participants can opt out at any time. To opt out, they can simply text “STOP” when v-safe sends them a text message. V-safe cannot schedule vaccine appointments, including second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Those who need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment should contact the location that set up their appointment or a vaccine provider in their area. This may be their state or local health department, employer, or vaccine provider. ​

For More Info: http://bit.ly/2XUTuit

For More Info:
http://bit.ly/2XUTuit

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States

Offers information and guidance regarding the clinical use of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Information includes authorized age groups, vaccine administration, second dose intervals, if the different COVID-19 vaccines are interchangeable, coadministration of the COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines, vaccinations for certain groups of individuals (those who currently have COVID-19 or have been exposed, have underlying medical conditions, are pregnant or lactating, and children and adolescents), and more.

Link to webpage: https://bit.ly/2ZnRU9p

On October 22, FDA approved Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 kg) for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. Veklury should only be administered in a hospital or in a healthcare setting capable of providing acute care comparable to inpatient hospital care.

Link to Frequently Asked Questions for Remdesivir:
tinyurl.com/fda-faq-veklury