Northern California COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Vaccines: Boosters and Pediatric Vaccines

Your health and safety remain our top priority. That’s why, as COVID-19 continues to spread, we want to help you stay informed about the best ways to protect yourself and those around you.

Health care worker prepares to give patient COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 16 and older. This is great news because it confirms that the vaccine is safe and effective for reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Additionally, a singular booster dose is now being recommended by the FDA for ongoing protection against the virus for eligible people who have received the first series of vaccines. The additional dose has been authorized for Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The FDA has authorized a “mix and match” (heterologous) booster dose treatment, which means any of the available vaccines may be used as a booster, regardless of the type of vaccine received during the initial two-dose vaccination process. As an example, if you received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine initially, you may now choose from the Pfizer, Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccines for your booster.

Furthermore, vaccines are now available for pediatric patients ages five years old and older. Please contact your child’s primary care provider for more information on the vaccine and its availability.

We encourage you to learn more about the recent FDA approval and boosters. We also invite you to talk with your provider if you have questions or think you’re eligible for a booster shot. While your provider will not be giving booster shots, there will be vaccination locations in your community. Go to My Turn - California COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling & Notifications or call 833-422-4255 to schedule a vaccine appointment. The number offers more than 250 languages.

Please note

To maintain our focus on emergent care, our emergency rooms are not Covid-19 Testing or Vaccination sites. Please check your county public health websites for these services.

Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Northern CA

Vaccine Doses Administered
8,897

Dose 1
5,663

Dose 2
3,234

This chart represents total vaccination doses administered by Providence in Northern CA as of end-of-day, 1/24/2021.

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