January 19, 2021

Vaccines for Over Age 65 Now Available

All Vaccine Clinics are currently full. We are not accepting registrations for appointments at this time. Please check back, as we will open up more appointments when we receive additional vaccine from the state. 

COVID-19 Vaccines are now available for residents of Placer and Nevada counties who are 65 years and older ONLY. Please visit our vaccine appointment scheduling page for more info.

Schedule Appointment Now

Because of high demand for the vaccine, distribution across the state and country will be challenging.  We ask for your patience and understanding. 

Appointment availability is based on vaccine supply and may change frequently, so check back on this page often. We will open additional appointments as vaccines become available. Please note that TFHS is only allowed to vaccinate patients according to directives from the counties using the State of California phased (tier) system.   

Please monitor emails from our electronic health record MyChart, as well as our website (www.tfhd.com) for updates and information on how to schedule for the vaccine as it becomes available.

If you have a specific question about the vaccine, please contact the county office where you reside for additional information.  

Nevada County: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/3148/Vaccine-Information

Placer County: https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus/vaccine
Washoe County: https://www.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/ephp/communicable-diseases-and-epidemiology/educational-materials/COVID-19-vaccine.php
CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

Please monitor emails from our electronic health record MyChart, as well as our website (www.tfhd.com) and our Facebook page for updates and information on how to schedule for the vaccine as it becomes available.

Initial Roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccine

The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. Healthcare workers and Skilled Nursing Facilities are the first group to receive the vaccine, and others, including community members, will be in the months ahead with no date known at this time. As production and availability of the vaccine increases, we anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines. As hospitals help to vaccinate a greater percentage of the population over the next several months, it is vital that all California residents remain vigilant about adhering to stay-at-home orders, as well as masking and social distancing.

Over the coming weeks, California’s hospitals will begin the complex work of receiving, storing, and administering the state’s first COVID-19 vaccinations. The number of doses California receives is set by the federal government. For the initial rollout, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has determined allocation to each local health department, and local health departments further refine allotments to local hospitals. Questions about allotments to each county and how supplies are allocated should be directed to the CDPH or local health departments listed above.

The first doses ‚ÄĒ as determined by CDPH ‚ÄĒ will be given to those at risk of exposure through their work in any role in health care or long-term care settings, including in non-clinical roles; residents of skilled-nursing facilities and similar long-term care settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals; paramedics and others providing emergency medical services.

The importance of vaccinations in stopping the spread of COVID-19 cannot be underestimated. Vaccination is a powerful tool for halting this deadly disease. It provides health care workers with an important level of protection, in addition to personal protective equipment and other steps hospitals take to protect caregivers.

For additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
FDA: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/counterterrorism...

Vaccination and Pregnancy

While getting the COVID vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice for most people, trials testing the vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding women have not been completed. We have prepared an informational brochure to help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you have additional questions, please schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns with a healthcare provider by calling (530) 582-6205. Download informational brochure.

Additional Resources

Read about Washoe County's COVID-19 vaccination information specific to the 75-and-older population.