There are currently no available vaccine appointments.¬†
UPDATE: ¬†Vaccine appointments April 12 and beyond will be open to individuals 16+ years old who either live or work in Placer or Nevada County. Please note, 16 and¬†17 year olds can only receive vaccine on days when Pfizer is offered.
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.
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‚Äôs hospitals will begin the complex work of receiving, storing, and administering the state‚Äôs 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:
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.