Vaccine & Booster Clinics

The Tahoe Forest Gateway Vaccine Clinic, located at 11004 Donner Pass Road, will be closing on May 22, 2022. The last day community members can obtain a COVID vaccine at this location is Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Over the last 16 months, we are pleased to have given about 27,500 COVID shots to our community. Please visit MyTurn to schedule a vaccine appointment before we close!

COVID vaccines continue to be available at other locations locally.  Please visit Vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Most local pharmacies continue to offer COVID vaccines.

At this time, COVID vaccines are available as follows:

Tahoe Forest Health System

  • The Tahoe Forest Pediatric Clinic can provide Pfizer vaccines to patients 5+ years old, by appointment only.  Call 530-587-3523 to schedule.
  • The Tahoe Forest Multispecialty Clinic Internal Medicine/Cardiology can provide Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to patients 12+ years old, during regularly scheduled appointments only. 

 Nevada County Public Health Department

  • 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month (except holidays)
  • 9:30am – 1:00pm
  • By appointment only, call 530-582-7814 to schedule

 Placer County Public Health Department 

Health Fair

  • Wednesday, May 11th, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • 65 Bear Street, Kings Beach, CA
  • No appointments needed
  • Free Pfizer vaccines for 5+ year olds
  • Flu, Tdap and Varicella vaccines also available to select individuals
  • Call/text 530-414-7391 for details

Vaccine Clinics

  • May 20th & May 21st
  • June 24th & June 25th
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm, no appointment needed.
  • Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline Street
  • 12+ years old only
     

Booster and Vaccine Information

March 31, 2022: Second Booster Doses Now Available

The Tahoe Forest Gateway Vaccine Clinic is providing second booster doses of mRNA COVID vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to certain groups, per recent FDA approval and CDC approval.

  • Individuals 50+ years old
    May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized COVID vaccine, including Johnson & Johnson.
  • Individuals 18+ years old who received Johnson & Johnson as their primary and booster dose
    May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna, at least 4 months after the first Johnson & Johnson booster.
  • Individuals 18+ years old with certain kinds of immunocompromise*
    May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna, at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized COVID vaccine, including Johnson & Johnson.
  • Individuals 12 – 17 years old with certain kinds of immunocompromise
    May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer, at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized COVID vaccine.

*Who Is Considered Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised?

Many conditions and treatments can cause a person to be immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system). People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response

Talk to your healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination and your medical condition or visit the CDC.gov website to learn more.