Public Health releases appointments every Friday at noon via MyTurn.ca.org for vaccinations at the Whispering Pines clinic in Grass Valley. Sign up for MyTurn or call (833) 422-4255 to see if it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Who is Getting Vaccinated Now
Nevada County Public Health Clinics: Vaccinating all Nevada County residents 16 and older
Public Health releases appointments every Friday at noon via MyTurn.ca.org for vaccinations at the Whispering Pines clinic in Grass Valley. Sign up for MyTurn or call (833) 422-4255 to see if it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You don't need insurance for a COVID vaccine, it's free for everyone. But if you have insurance, have your policy info ready when you go to MyTurn.ca.gov.
Public health has a stand-by list for same-day appointments at our Grass Valley clinics. This is a tool for us to ensure that no dose is wasted. We open and close the list as needed. More information here.
All other vaccine partners: Vaccinating 50+ and Phase 1A and Phase 1B (see below for detail on Phases)
- Front-line hospital staff
- Nursing facilities, assisted living facilities
- Long-term care settings
- Residential mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities
- Paramedics, EMTs, and others providing emergency medical services
- Dialysis centers
- Respratory care center staff
- Ambulatory surgical center staff
- Specialty clinics
- Laboratory workers
- Dental and other oral health clinics
- Mortuary, cemetery district, and coroner staff
- Home health care and In-Home Supportive Services providers
- Community health workers and public health field staff, including promotoras
- Primary care clinics, including federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics
- Non-residential mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities
- Adult day/health programs and pediatric day health/respite care staff
- Formal and informal caregivers for people with disabilities and for the elderly
- Physical therapists, occupational therapists
- Pharmacy staff
- Alternative medical practitioners
- Cannabis industry employees for medicinal cannabis
Eligible by Age
Everyone 50 and older is currently eligible for vaccine statewide as of April 1.
Everyone 16 and older is eligible at Nevada County Public Health clinics (Pfizer clinics only for 16 and 17 year olds).
Education & Childcare
- K-12 educators
- All formal and informal childcare workers, including day care providers and the following:
- Examples of informal childcare workers include: public and private recreation programs such as YMCA/YWCA, on campus afterschool programs, individuals or programs receiving a child care subsidy. Occasional babysitting should not be included.
- Resource Family approved homes and certified family homes providing emergency or short-term foster care. While foster care is in a home care setting, the nature of it is temporary and may be a revolving door of children staying and leaving needing care.
- Those working in Children’s Residential Community Care facilities (e.g. Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program, group homes, temporary shelter care facilities)
Limited access to vaccine for some sectors within Emergency Services.
- Public, private, and voluntary personnel (front line and management) in:
- Emergency management personnel
- Law enforcement
- Fire services
- Rescue services
- Emergency medical services
- Rehabilitation and reentry
- Search and rescue
- Hazardous material response
- Technicians supporting maritime and aviation emergency response
- Public Safety Answering Points and 911 call center employees
- Personnel involved in access to emergency services including the emergency alert system and wireless emergency alerts
- Fusion Center employees
- Workers who support weather disaster/natural hazard monitoring, response, mitigation, and prevention
- Workers – including contracted vendors — who maintain, manufacture, or supply equipment and services supporting law enforcement, fire, EMS, and emergency service response operations
- Workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults
- Animal control officers and humane officers
- Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
- Workers and contracted vendors who maintain and provide services and supplies to public safety facilities
- Utility Workers (electricity, gas, water, waste, roads/highways) who provide emergency support
- Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) if at risk of occupational exposure, once activated for emergency response, including those working in temporary non-congregate shelters
- Social Workers. Workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults, including all front-line social workers and other staff required to enter the home (including mobile home or tent) of the individual at risk
Food & Agriculture
- Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores
- Workers supporting restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations
- Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees
- Farmers, farm and ranch workers, and agribusiness support services
- Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution
- Workers supporting the sanitation of all food manufacturing processes and operations
- Workers supporting the growth and distribution of plants and associated products for home gardens.
- Workers in cafeterias used to feed workers, particularly worker populations sheltered against COVID-19
- Workers in animal diagnostic and food testing laboratories
- Workers essential for assistance programs and government payments
- Workers essential for food assistance programs and government payments.
- Employees of companies engaged in the production, storage, transport, and distribution of chemicals; medicines, including cannabis; vaccines; and other substances used by the food and agriculture industry
- Animal agriculture workers to include those employed in veterinary health
- Transportation supporting animal agricultural industries
- Workers who support sawmills and the manufacture and distribution of fiber and forest products
- Employees engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary to agricultural production and distribution
- Workers at animal care facilities that provide food, shelter, veterinary and/or routine care and other necessities of life for animals.
People with Underlying Conditions
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 of the severe health conditions included in this provider bulletin.