Vaccine Appointments

Please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ to schedule a vaccine appointment.  Walk-in appointments are also welcome.

11004 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA.  12+ years old only.

Proof of Vaccination

You can obtain a digital COVID-19 vaccination record by visiting https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.  After entering a few details such as name, date of birth, and phone or email address associated with your vaccination appointment, you will receive a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

Vaccine Updates

August 17, 2021

On Thursday, August 19th The Tahoe Forest Gateway Vaccine Clinic at 11004 Donner Pass Road will begin offering Pfizer and Moderna third dose vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people, following recommendations from both the FDA and CDC.

This third dose of a mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) may be given at least 28 days after the completion of the initial mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series to people who have:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ‚Č•20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

As much as possible, the third dose offered and administered will be the same type of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine that the person received for their initial series. Remember to bring your vaccine card, or proof of your initial vaccines with you!

Proof of immunocompromised state or a letter from a physician will not be required. You will be asked to self-attest to your condition when you arrive at the clinic. If you have questions about whether you qualify for, or should receive a third shot, please reach out to your health care team.  Our vaccine nurses cannot help make this decision.

People who received the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) for their initial dose are not eligible for a third shot at this time, per the FDA and CDC. For more information regarding third doses please visit the CDC's website.  

The Tahoe Forest Gateway Vaccine Clinic will continue to offer 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer to any person 12 years and older.

The clinic is open Monday - Friday, 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm. Vaccinations are free to all!

Please schedule an appointment online by visiting https://myturn.ca.gov/.  Walk-up appointments will be available as vaccine supply allows.

August 16, 2021

Last week both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to recommend Pfizer or Moderna vaccine boosters for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.

At this time, our vaccine clinic is awaiting booster approval and guidance from California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Boosters will not be administered at the Tahoe Forest Gateway Vaccine Clinic, located at 11004 Donner Pass Road, until the State’s guidance is received. Please continue to check this website for the latest updates.

For more information about who the CDC is recommending for booster vaccines, please visit the CDC's website.

June 7, 2021

Starting June 8th, the Tahoe Forest COVID Vaccine Clinic is moving to 11004 Donner Pass Road, next to Zander's in the Gateway Building in Truckee.

Community members 12 years and older can schedule an appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov. Walk-up appointments will be available as vaccine supply allows. 1st and 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered; however, we may offer Moderna or the J&J vaccine in the future.

The clinic is open Monday - Friday, 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm. Vaccinations are free to all!

If you received your first COVID vaccine between May 18th and May 28th at our Sierra College Vaccine Clinic, you will receive your second shot at the Gateway Vaccine Clinic. 

May 12, 2021

12 - 15 Year-Old Eligibility Update

Beginning tomorrow, Thursday May 13 at 8am, the Tahoe Forest Vaccine Clinic will begin offering COVID vaccine appointments to patients 12 years and older via the State of California's My Turn System.

All Eastern Placer and Nevada County residents 12 years or older are eligible to receive a vaccine at the Tahoe Forest Vaccine Clinic.

Please note: patients 12 - 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255 to search for available appointments. If no appointments are available, you will be given the option to sign up for notifications about future availability.

Please do not call your physician's office, as they cannot schedule a vaccine for you.

Appointments are for 1st shots only. Please do not schedule an appointment at the Tahoe Forest Vaccine Clinic if you received your 1st shot elsewhere. If you arrive at the clinic requesting a 2nd shot, we will be unable to administer it, and you will be turned away.

Online Registration is for Placer and Nevada County Only

UPDATE:  Beginning May 13, vaccine appointments will be open to individuals 12+ years old who either live or work in Placer or Nevada County. Please note: patients 12 - 17 year olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine on days and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

COVID-19 Vaccination Stand-By List Available via Tahoe Forest Health System

April 6, 2021

Tahoe Forest Hospital System is now offering a stand-by list for our clinic at the Sierra College located in Truckee, CA. 

Who this is for:

  • This is list is for individuals who live or work in Placer or Nevada County
  • You must be 16 yrs or older
  • This is NOT for 2nd dose appointments

How you will be contacted: 

  • All stand-by appointments will be made by phone only.
  • You will need to answer our phone call to receive an appointment. We will not leave a message. Calls will come from a 530 area code, if that is helpful.
  • Stand-by appointments will be same-day only.
  • Stand-by appointments will be anywhere from 15 ¬†minutes to 4 hours from when we call you.
  • Adding your name to this list is not a guarantee that you will receive an appointment.
  • If you are offered a vaccine elsewhere, please take it!

If you are scheduled:

  • You must bring photo ID to your appointment. If your ID doesn't list Placer or Nevada County, also bring a document that shows you live in Placer or ¬†Nevada County (a piece of mail, etc.).
  • Documentation of citizenship or legal status is NOT REQUIRED.

The Stand-By List will be limited to 100 people. We will open and close the list as space on the list open up.

SIGN UP FOR STAND BY LIST

Vaccine Information & Resources

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.