While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, California is prioritizing vaccines for specific groups based on exposure risks, health risks, and health equity. My Turn is where you can find out if it's your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If it isn't your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible.
Feb 23: Nevada County Public Health has a new Stand-By List for our Grass Valley Vaccine Clinic. The Stand-By List is for people 65 and older, and for people who work in the Healthcare, Food and Ag, Education and Childcare, and Emergency Services sectors. Read on...
Feb 15. Nevada County continues to vaccinate our community as soon as we receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read on...
Getting Vaccinated in Nevada County
As of February 23, we have a stand-by list for same-day appointments at our Grass Valley clinic. This is a tool for us to ensure that no dose is wasted. Putting your name on this list does not guarantee an appointment. This is for all Phase 1A and Phase 1B individuals. More information here.
As of Friday, Feb 19, Nevada County's total allocation is 16,300 doses. Due to extreme weather across the country however, many doses were not delivered last week, so this week we are all expecting (and hoping for) two weeks’ worth of vaccine to be delivered. The total of 16,300 doses includes first and second doses. That number does not include doses allocated directly to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Chapa De Indian Health or the Pharmacy Partnership Program.
In Phase 1B, Nevada County is currently focusing on vaccination of people 65+ in 1B countywide. We are focusing on older adults because they are at much higher risk for serious illness and death due to COVID. In addition, in light of new variants identified in California, vaccinating as many 65+ as possible, as quickly as possible, is even more important.
Currently limited eligibility in Nevada County for 65+ via direct outreach from vaccine partners to their 65+ patients and will be via appointments released on MyTurn.ca.gov. Please do not reach out directly to your healthcare provider. If they are a vaccine partner and have sufficient vaccine, they will contact their patients directly.
Nevada County Public Health and our vaccine partners are working to vaccinate Nevada County as quickly, safely and equitably as possible. There are more than 28,000 residents in Nevada County who are 65+, two times more than the state average. Nevada County also has three times the population to be vaccinated in Phase 1A than some of our neighboring counties (we have more healthcare workers).
Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 to receive text messages with updates on vaccine eligibility in Nevada County. These updates come from Nevada County Public Health, in partnership with 211. These updates will be sent straight to your smartphone.
If you prefer email alerts, submit your email address via this on-line form to receive the same updates.
If you have questions about which vaccination tier you fall into, call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call center agent, 24/7, in English or Spanish.
COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
See the CDC's vaccine safety page to learn how the federal government is working to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Report any adverse reactions using the Vaccine Event Reporting System (VAERS). Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including patients, family members, healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers and the general public. CDC and FDA encourage anyone who experiences an adverse event after receiving a vaccine to report to VAERS.
Learn more about vaccine usage guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
California formed a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup of experts to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. This workgroup has confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA are safe and effective.
Find information and resources for healthcare providers, including:
- Resources for administering the vaccine
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheets
- Information on vaccine safety
Still Have Questions?
Please note: Counties May Be in Different Places in Vaccine Administration
The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. Counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine.
However, given the number of people falling into the various tiers in a specific county, the uptake of those in the priority group in getting vaccinated, and the logistics and timeline for use of the vaccine so that no doses go to waste, counties may be in different tiers in administering vaccine to their population.