The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. As production and availability of the vaccine increases, we anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines. 

Please do not call your physician’s office, as they cannot schedule a vaccine for you. The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community is from county public health offices.

Vaccine Info

Nevada County
Nevada County vaccine web page
Text Alerts: Text vaccineinfo to 898211 vaccineinfo to 898211
Placer County
Placer County vaccine web page
Text Alerts: Text placervaccine to 898211 placervaccine to 898211

Vaccine Appointments

There are currently no available vaccine appointments at the Nevada/Placer County Tahoe Forest Hospital Clinic.

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

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

Sign Up to Receive Vaccine Info Via Text Alerts

To receive vaccine updates, local residents should sign up for text alerts from their county's public health department. 

Nevada County
Text Alerts: Text the word vaccineinfo to the number 898211 
Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local specialist in English or Spanish, or if you have additional questions about the vaccine.
Nevada County vaccine web page

Placer County
Text Alerts: Text the word placervaccine to the number 898211
Placer County vaccine web page

The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is still in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. As production and availability increases, the counties  anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines. 

Please do not call your physician’s office, as they cannot schedule a vaccine for you. Nevada and Placer Counties are collaborating with Tahoe Forest Hospital to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the TFH Vaccination Clinic. Physician offices will not be administering COVID vaccines. The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community is from county public health offices.

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.