COVID-19 VACCINE

LAST UPDATED: Friday, January 22, 2020, at 12:00 PM
Information will be updated at least weekly by Friday at 5 PM.

***PCPHA is not currently utilizing a waiting list for COVID-19 vaccines. We are in the process of developing a waitlist/appointment scheduling platform for the public to access on this website. If there are currently any waitlists developed, they will be added to this platform automatically. Please check this page for regularly updated information.***

Allocations received to date:
Approximate # currently vaccinated:
Approximate # of vaccinations planned for through 1/30/21:
Approximate % of Residents Vaccinated:
Moderna - 800 doses

Pfizer - 195 doses

Borrowed - 200 Moderna doses

1,195
residents by 1/23/21
40
residents

*working on administering 2nd doses

5.5%

At this time, all vaccine clinics are closed. If you have questions about the vaccine, please call (530) 283-6188 starting Monday, January 25th.

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

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

Revision of Allocation Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Categories with a CHECK MARK indicate groups that the vaccine is currently available to. Unchecked boxes indicate groups that do not have access to the vaccine yet. Please DO NOT CONTACT PUBLIC HEALTH at this time.

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If you are in Tier 1A and have not been vaccinated, please call (530) 283-6188 to be placed on a waitlist. At this time, all vaccination clinics are closed. Please DO NOT contact Public Health or local hospitals to schedule your vaccine. Continue to check this page for updated information. 

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets

Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet: English | Spanish

Moderna Vaccine Face Sheet: English | Spanish

California's Vaccination Plan

California has developed a COVID-19 Vaccination Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to review FDA –approved vaccines. After the vaccine’s safety has been reviewed and approved by these health experts, the State is planning to distribute and administer vaccines as quickly as possible.

California’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will be guided by the following overarching principles:

  1. The vaccine meets safety requirements
  2. The vaccine is distributed and administered equitably. People with the highest risk of infection will get the vaccine first.
  3. Community stakeholders (at the State level) are brought in from the outset for transparency

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. California will be transparent, careful, and above all, equitable in its vaccine distribution. The state will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in California who needs and requests vaccination as supplies are available.

For more information, see

Why we need a vaccine

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

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

What you can do now

Continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay 6 feet away from other people
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid large gatherings

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

Weekly Updates:

1.7.2021 - English (click the image to open a PDF)

Click here to open a PDF of the Weekly Update.

Videos:

1.22.2022 - Update on COVID-19 vaccinations

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Click the image above or here to watch this video on YouTube.

1.10.2021 - Update on COVID-19 vaccinations in Plumas County. 

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Click the image above or here to watch this video on YouTube.  

12.18.2020 - COVID-19 Vaccine

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.