Stay up-to-date on your COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Plan!

As COVID-19 variants continue to spread and with masking requirements changing, it's more important than ever that we ensure our families and loved ones remain as safe as possible. Bookmark this page to keep as a trusted resource for all things COVID-19: we will continue to update this page with all relevant and timely COVID-19 information, with links to official state resources to keep you safe and informed as we continue to win the fight against COVID-19!

Schedule your free vaccination appointment at myturn.ca.gov

 

Questions about COVID-19? Join our Mini-Meets & ask away!

Join us for a safe, outdoor mini-meet in your neighborhood! These events will be a great time to come and ask any of your vaccine or safety planning questions with a trained member of the CNC team to help you navigate the process. Available dates and times will be updated below as they are planned:

Date: 12.10.22
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Locación: South Jackson Park 
83100 Date Ave, Indio, CA 92201
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/millionvotersproject/event/544961/

During the Mini-Meet Up, you will have the opportunity to learn important information and resources related to COVID. Community organizer Sandra Tolento will engage families in conversations about their concerns and specific topics, offering her personal Mom-to-Mom opinion/testimony with the resources needed to stay safe. Hand sanitizer, and free over-the-counter (OTC) testing kits will be provided at NO CHARGE! Children are Welcome! Outdoor Fun! We will have fun activities like crafts and games. We will also provide snacks and water! I hope to see you there!

Durante el Mini-Meet Up, tendrá la oportunidad de aprender información y recursos importantes relacionados con COVID. La organizadora comunitaria Sandra Tolento involucrará a las familias en conversaciones sobre sus preocupaciones y temas específicos de interés, ofreciendo su opinión/testimonio personal de Madre a Madre con recursos necesarios para mantenerse a salvo. Se proporcionarán desinfectante para manos y kits de prueba de venta libre (OTC). ¡SIN COSTO! tendremos actividades divertidas como manualidades y juegos. También proporcionaremos ¡Aperitivos y agua! ¡Espero verte allí!

 

 

Top Tips to Stay Safe:

  1. Get yourself and your children vaccinated and boosted as soon as eligible.
  2. Wear a mask to reduce your risk of infection.
  3. Stay home if you are feeling sick and get tested as soon as possible.
  4. Watch your distance around others, especially around young children who are not yet able to get vaccinated.
  5. If you want to be social, consider well-ventilated places to hang out or choose times or locations that are less crowded.
  6. If you are going to see someone who is at higher risk, consider getting tested or reducing exposure for a few days before seeing them.
  7. Always be kind: remember that everyone's plans may look different, but people are doing their best.

FAQs:

Who is eligible for vaccines?

It is recommended that everyone aged 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone aged 5 and older get a booster dose when eligible, to help protect against severe outcomes of COVID-19. Vaccinating children can help protect family members who are at higher risk for getting sick. Vaccination can help keep kids in school and safely participating in group activities. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been authorized for children aged 6 months and older. COVID-19 vaccine dosage varies by the age of the child on the day their vaccine dose.

Are second rounds of booster shots available?

The CDC now recommends a second booster shot for people over 50, for those who are immune-compromised, and for those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It must be at least 4 months since you got your first booster.

Am I eligible to receive a booster or an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Booster and Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccine brands have different ages, eligibility, and timing requirements. For more information, see the https://www.vaccinateall58.com/#questions-and-answers

 

Boosters shots for ages 6m-4:

  • A Booster dose is available for this age group. 
  • An additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available for for children 6 months- 4 years who have received their first dose at least 3-8 weeks ago.

Bivalent boosters shots for ages 6m-4:

  • A booster shot is available for this age group.
  • A third dose of updated (bivalent) booster for children ages 6 months - 4 years is available At least 8 weeks after 2nd dose and can only get Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

Boosters shots for ages 5-11:

  • A Booster dose is available for this age group.
  • An additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available for immunocompromised patients age 5+ who received their 2nd dose of Pfizer at least 28 days ago.

Bivalent Boosters shots for ages 5-11:

  • A Booster dose is available for this age group.
  • A third dose of update (bivalent) booster for children ages 5+ is available at least 2 months after 2nd dose or last booster and can only get a Pfizer-BioNTech booster, and children ages 6–11 years can get a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster.

Boosters shots for ages 12-17:

  • A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to people who received their 2nd dose of Pfizer at least 5 months ago or 3 months ago if immunocompromised.
  • A 2nd Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to certain immunocompromised people who received their 1st Booster at least 4 months ago.
  • An Additional dose of Pfizer is available for immunocompromised patients who received their 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days ago.

Bivalent Boosters shots for ages 12-17:

  • A booster dose is available for this age group. 
  • a third dose of updated (bivalent) booster for ages 12-17 is available at least 2 months after 2nd dose or last booster and can get a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster.

Boosters shots for ages 18+:

People in this age group can receive a Booster dose of their choice if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:

  • Pfizer - Received 2nd dose at least 5 months ago, or 3 months ago if immunocompromised
  • Moderna - Received 2nd dose at least 5 months ago, or 3 months ago if immunocompromised
  • Johnson & Johnson - Received a single dose at least 2 months ago, or an additional dose of Pfizer/Moderna at least 2 months ago

Bivalent Boosters shots for ages 18+:

  • A booster dose is available for this age group.
  • A third dose of updated (bivalent) booster for ages 18+, At least 2 months after 2nd primary series dose or last booster and can get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

Boosters shots for ages 50+:

  • A 2nd Booster dose is available to all people age 50+ who received their last dose at least 4 months ago.
  • NOTE: A Booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended by the CDC over Johnson & Johnson.

Bivalent Boosters shots for ages 50+:

  • A third dose of updated (bivalent) booster for ages 50+, At least 2 months after 2nd primary series dose or last booster and can get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • NOTE: The reformulated bivalent booster shot is highly recommended to those 65+

Can I mix and match vaccines?

Yes, after you complete your first vaccination series. In the United States, that means:

  • Two shots of the Pfizer vaccine, or 
  • Two shots of the Moderna vaccine, or 
  • One shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Then you may choose another vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine they got before, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC recommendations now allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster doses.

A Pfizer or Moderna booster is strongly advised for those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community:

  • Stay at home (except to get tested or to get medical care).
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • Separate yourself from others.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean surfaces in your home regularly.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.

Where do I get tested?

Visit myturn.ca.gov/testing to find where you can get tested in your area.

 

How do I get my vaccine card on my phone?

Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov to get a digital version of your vaccine card.