- Everyone 16 Years of Age and Older is Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool that will help us end the pandemic. Get vaccinated as soon as you can. Check https://myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 for help finding a nearby vaccine appointment. You can also go to VaccineFinder.org to look for vaccine appointments or check with your healthcare provider or local pharmacy. Visit the updated Santa Cruz County COVID-19 vaccine webpage for more information.
- Vaccine Interest Survey for Homebound Individuals. If you are a homebound resident of Santa Cruz County and would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at home, please visit https://www.santacruzhealth.org/coronavirusvaccine and click the “homebound vaccination” survey link near the top of the page. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Personal information will be treated as private health information and will not be shared with outside parties. Public Health staff will reach out directly to homebound individuals to schedule appointments in the home.
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine. Following a thorough safety review, the CDC and FDA recommend that use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the United States. Bay Area Health Officers agree that this vaccine is safe, and the risk of developing blood clots is extremely low. All vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death from COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with your healthcare provider. For more information visit the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage. You can also view the California Department of Public Health’s Fact Sheet. Read the full statement from Bay Area Health Officers here.
- Vaccine Appointment Reminders. Please bring your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to your second-dose appointment. Take care of this card as it is your record of vaccination. If you can no longer attend your vaccine appointment, please cancel your appointment so that it can be opened for other people.
- Second Dose Appointments. Make sure you and your family are fully protected with a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. It’s safe, effective and free. If you need a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but don’t have an appointment, you can call the County’s COVID-19 Call Center at 831-454-4242 or you can email HSAC19VaccineClinics@santacruzcounty.us. Please include the date and type (Moderna or Pfizer) of you your first dose for help in getting scheduled.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
- Bridges to Access: Community Bridges COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline. If you are over 65, call the Bridges to Access Vaccination Helpline for help in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Bilingual staff provide information and help make appointments. Staff are also able to help homebound individuals fill out the vaccine interest survey for homebound individuals. Please call (831) 219-8607 and leave a message with your name, phone number, age, and zip code. They will call you back within 48 hours.
- Vaccine Townhall Recordings Available. Recordings of community information sessions discussing the COVID-19 vaccine are available to view online.
o Click here to view recordings from Community Bridges’ online community forum.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fliers Available for Download. Visit the County vaccine webpage for downloadable resources to share with your community members. Including Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine (English, Spanish), COVID-19 Vaccination: What to Expect (English, Spanish), and Building Vaccine Confidence: Communication Tips for Healthcare Providers
- Santa Cruz County is Still in the Orange Tier. Due to a slight uptick in our local case rates, Santa Cruz County will remain in the Orange Tier for at least two more weeks. For sector-specific guidance, please go to https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.
- Updated COVID-19 Employer Page. Visit the Santa Cruz County COVID-19 employer webpage for updated information related to COVID-19 in the workplace. Including prevention tips, what to do if there is a workplace COVID-19 exposure, returning to work after isolation or quarantine, and COVID-19 vaccine information.
- Updated Signs and Media Library. Visit Santa Cruz County’s COVID-19 Signs and Media Library for bilingual educational materials available for download and viewing online. Materials include information related to the COVID-19 vaccine, community partner created COVID-19 communications, as well as up to date COVID-19 prevention messaging.
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