The CDC has updated its recommendations so that individuals over 50 and certain immunocompromised individuals now are eligible for another mRNA booster (Moderna and Pfizer) to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. A minimum of four months is required between this booster shot and a prior shot. Additionally adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are still free and should continue to be free with very few possible exceptions for the time being.
These updated recommendations acknowledge the increased risk of severe disease in certain populations including those who are elderly or over the age of 50 with multiple underlying conditions, along with the currently available data on vaccine and booster effectiveness.
If you are interested in receiving a vaccine or booster, they are available at locations specified below. Plumas County Public Health (PCPHA) Clinic does not offer the booster to individuals that qualify solely due to their immunocompromised health condition. PCPHA Clinic recommends individuals that are both immunocompromised and under the age of 50 years old to discuss boosters with their health care provider.
Plumas County Public Health Clinic Thursdays 9-11 am go to Myturn.ca.gov or call 530-283-6330
RiteAid Pharmacy: 530-283-1809 https://www.riteaid.com/
Quincy Pharmacy: 530-283-4545 https://quincypharmacy.com/
Portola Village Pharmacy: 530-832-4218 https://www.portolavillagepharmacy.com/
Lassen Drug: 530-258-2261 http://www.lassendrug.com/home.html
Eastern Plumas Health Care: 530-832-6561
Plumas District Hospital: 530-283-5640
Seneca Healthcare District: 530-253-2151, ext 1047