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 keep our families safe against COVID-19!

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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: Saturday, March 11

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: The New Freedom in Christ Jesus Church

Join us for a mini-meetup in Stockton to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to be linked to an appointment for you and your family!


Date: Sunday, March 12

Time: 11:30am-3:30pm

Location: St. George Church, 120 W. Fifth Street Stockton, CA 95206

Join us for a mini-meetup in Stockton to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to be linked to an appointment for you and your family!


Date: Thursday, March 9

Time: 7am-10:30am

Location: San Joaquin Fairgrounds

Join us for a mini-meetup in Stockton to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to be linked to an appointment for you and your family!

Date: Saturday, March 18 and Saturday March 25

Time: 11am-1pm

Location/Locación: Bagdouma Park, Douma St., Coachella, CA 92236

During the Mini-Meet Up, you will have the opportunity to learn important information and resources related to COVID. A CNC community organizer 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. Stay up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Wear a K94 or K95 mask to reduce your risk of infection.
  3. Stay home if you are feeling sick and get tested as soon as possible.
  4. Seek treatment for COVID-19 right away if you test positive.
  5. 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.
  6. Always be kind: remember that everyone's plans may look different, but people are doing their best.


Who is eligible for vaccines?

It is recommended that everyone aged 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone aged 5 and older get an updated vaccine 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.

Additional questions re: dosing, timing, and effectiveness:

Primary Dosing Series

Pfizer-BioNTech 3-dose series

  • Ages 6 months – 4 years

    • Two monovalent doses given three to eight weeks apart

    • A third dose of a bivalent vaccine given at least eight weeks later

  • Ages 5+

    • 2 doses given at least 3-8 weeks apart

Moderna 2-dose series

  • Ages 6 months+

  • 2 doses given at least 4-8 weeks apart

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted

  • Ages 12+

  • 2 doses given 4-8 weeks apart


  • Ages 18+

  • 1 dose

Updated vaccine and booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccine brands have different ages, eligibility, and timing requirements. For more information, see the


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:

  • Get tested
  • If you test positive, seek treatment
  • 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 to find where you can get tested in your area.

When to get treatment

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, seek treatment right away. Treatment works best if started right after symptoms start. Treatment must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms. Do not wait for symptoms to get worse. 

If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms including trouble breathing, chest pain, confusion, or trouble staying awake, go to the emergency room or call 911 right away.

Isolate (stay home and avoid others) until the threat of infecting other people has passed. Notify people you have been in contact with so they can get tested too.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, but haven’t tested positive yet:

Vaccinated or not, get tested immediately if you’re feeling any COVID-19 symptoms. 

You must have a positive COVID-19 test result to get treatment. You also don’t want to accidentally expose others to COVID-19 because you didn’t know you had the virus.

You have many options for getting a COVID-19 test:

  • Use an at-home test. Kits are available at most pharmacies without a prescription. 
  • Locate a testing site near you. Some testing sites can also help you get COVID-19 treatments. 

If your test is negative but you continue to have symptoms, test again 24-48 hours later. Low amounts of virus early in infection can be missed, and the test can be positive a few days later.


How to find treatment

If you test positive for COVID-19, act quickly. COVID-19 treatments must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms to work well.

You have several options to find out if you are eligible and receive free treatment:

  • Contact your doctor. If you have insurance, you can call the number on your insurance card to get help with making an appointment.
  • Find a Test-to-Treat location near you. To find a site, call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255 or use the COVID-19 Test to Treat Locator on line here: 
  • If you don’t have insurance or the options above don’t work, you can:
    • Make a phone or video appointment through California’s free telehealth provider. Call 833-686-5051 or look for information here: 
    • Visit an Optum Serve location, which can offer both a free test and a free telehealth provider visit. You can also pick up medication at the Optum Serve location.

How do I get my vaccine card on my phone?

Visit to get a digital version of your vaccine card.