COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Your health and safety are our top priority. We are committed to a vaccine process that is equitable, safe and reliable.

As of the week of February 22, 2021, we have received a limited supply of vaccine from Yolo County. We are in Phase 1B Tier 1 of the vaccine distribution timeline, which continues to include CommuniCare patients 65 years of age and older and has been expanded to include CommuniCare patients who are workers in education and childcare, emergency services, food and agriculture. If you are a current CommuniCare patient who is within this age group or a current CommuniCare patient who is employed in educations and childcare, emergency services, food or agriculture, please contact your closest health center to schedule an appointment.

  • Davis Community Clinic (Davis): (530) 758-2060
  • Hansen Family Health Center (Woodland): (530) 405-2800
  • Salud Clinic (West Sacramento): (916) 403-2900

For all others please check the website regularly for updates. We will actively reach out to you when it is your turn to receive the vaccine. Thank you for your patience.

CommuniCare is working with Yolo County and the State of California during the distribution and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The State is working to ensure that:

    • The COVID-19 vaccine meets safety requirements
    • There are plans and procedures in place for the distribution of the vaccine
    • The vaccine is distributed and administered equitably, at first to those with the highest risk of becoming infected and transmitting COVID-19 to others
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Su salud y seguridad son nuestra principal prioridad. Estamos comprometidos con un proceso de vacunación que sea equitativo, seguro y confiable.

A partir de la semana del 15 de febrero del 2021, hemos recibido vacunas limitadas del condado de Yolo. Estamos en la Fase 1B Nivel 1 de distribución de vacunas, y continúa incluyendo a pacientes de CommuniCare de 65 años de edad o más y se ha ampliado para incluir a pacientes de CommuniCare que trabajan en educación y cuidado infantil, servicios de emergencia, alimentos y agricultura. Si actualmente es un paciente de CommuniCare que se encuentra dentro de este grupo de edad o es un paciente actual de CommuniCare que trabaja en educación y cuidado infantil, servicios de emergencia, alimentos o agricultura, comuníquese con su centro de salud más cercano para hacer una cita.

  • Clínica Comunitaria de Davis (Davis): (530) 758-2060
  • Centro de Salud Familiar Hansen (Woodland): (530) 405-2800
  • Clínica de Salud (West Sacramento): (916) 403-2900

Para todos los demás, consulte nuestro sitio web con frecuencia para obtener actualizaciones. Nos comunicaremos con usted cuando sea su turno de recibir la vacuna. Gracias por su paciencia.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

Currently, Yolo County & CommuniCare Health Center locations are expected to get COVID-19 doses from Pzifer and Moderna.

PFIZER

Yolo County is expected to get the Pfizer vaccine first. The County is not expected to get many vaccines to start with but expects to receive 975 Pfizer doses as early as mid-December. This vaccine requires 2 doses and ultra cold storage (which Yolo County has). For information on who will get the vaccine first, open the tab ‘Vaccine Phase 1.’

The Pfizer vaccine is mRNA-based, which is a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which involves antibodies and immune cells, is what protects us from getting sick if the real virus enters our bodies.

mRNA vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19. mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19. They do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept. The cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA soon after it is finished using the instructions.

For more information about mRNA vaccines, visit the CDC page at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html.

For more information about Pfizer’s vaccine, visit their page at: https://www.pfizer.com/health/coronavirus.

MODERNA

The County is also expected to get around 1500 Moderna vaccines in mid to late December, once it’s approved. This vaccine requires 2 doses.

The Modern vaccine is also mRNA-based (like Pfizer’s vaccine). It is a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which involves antibodies and immune cells, is what protects us from getting sick if the real virus enters our bodies.

mRNA vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19. mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19. They do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept. The cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA soon after it is finished using the instructions.

For more information about mRNA vaccines, visit the CDC page at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html.

For more information about Moderna’s vaccine, visit their page at: https://www.modernatx.com/modernas-work-potential-vaccine-against-covid-19.

Source: Yolo County Health and Human Services, 2020

MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine will give you COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccination can’t cause COVID-19. The goal of the vaccines is to teach our immune systems how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines will cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests

Vaccines won’t cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.

If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

MYTH: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 will not benefit from getting vaccinated

People are advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. This is due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible.

At this time, we do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. We won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have a vaccine and more data on how well it works.

MYTH: The vaccination will not prevent you from getting sick with COVID-19.

While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you without having to get the disease. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Source: Yolo County Health and Human Services, 2020

Yolo County COVID-19 Information

At this time, Yolo County is offering a public line for vaccine questions, you can call Yolo County’s COVID-19 public line: (833) 965-6268.

For Yolo County residents – provide your information and be notified when it’s your phase or tier to get vaccinated by clicking here for English, Español or русский.

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