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Nevada County received its first shipment of the vaccine the week of December 14. We continue to receive additional vaccine allocations weekly from the state.
Eventually everyone will be eligible for the vaccine. Because we have a limited supply of vaccine, Nevada County is following the vaccine allocation guidelines developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). CDPH is still refining tiers and levels within those tiers that describe who is eligible when.
Congregate care settings such as Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities are part of Phase 1A, Tier 1. Nevada County’s facilities have enrolled in the CDC’s Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) Pharmacy Partnership Program to receive vaccine. The vaccine allocation for this program is separate from the allocation coming directly to our county.
Yes, you can view our plan here. Please note: The plan is subject to change at any time.
We know that our community is ready to be vaccinated. Currently, there is no waiting list kept by Nevada County Public Health for the general population. Some vaccine providers may have their own waiting lists. As supply increases, the vaccine will eventually be available via the existing local healthcare system and Nevada County Public Health.
The state recently announced MyTurn, a statewide vaccine registration database. The state will use MyTurn to notify residents when they are eligible for the vaccine. Nevada County plans to enroll in the system when it is available and encourages residents to register in the system.
Thank you for your interest in assisting with COVID-19 response. If you are a healthcare worker with an active license and would like to volunteer as a disaster healthcare worker, you can sign up with California’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteer database. If you have already registered and have not heard from us yet, please hang tight. The need for volunteers may soon increase as more COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. We will reach out when we have opportunities available. In the meantime, we thank you for your generosity and willingness to serve.
Be patient and be prepared for when it is your turn to get the vaccine. Until our community is widely vaccinated, stay home as much as possible, wear a mask when out of the house, maintain social distance from non-household members, and follow relevant public health guidance.