COVID-19 Vaccine Information
California COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals in California continue to follow government
guidelines for vaccine administration. We are committed to keeping you
updated and working as quickly and equitably as possible to provide more
COVID-19 vaccinations as supplies become available. We encourage every
member of the community to get the vaccine when it becomes available to you.
Check your eligibility on California’s My Turn site and Make an Appointment
Blue Shield of California is now leading vaccine distribution for the state.
Toward the end of March, Prime’s hospitals will be partnering with
the state and Blue Shield in making vaccine appointments available at
our hospitals. My Turn is an easy way to search for available vaccination
appointments at many locations in your area.
VERIFY YOUR ELIGIBILITY AT MYTURN.CA.GOV
If you need support using myturn.ca.gov, call
1-877-813-7312 and an agent can help enter your information on the website, subject to
availability. You can also
check local health departments and other state-approved providers.
Prime Healthcare recommends that you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as
it's available to you.
The COVID-19 vaccine is helping us transition back to normal, but it does
not mark the end of the pandemic. The CDC guidelines reinforce the need
for continued physical distancing, avoiding contact with those who have
been exposed or are confirmed positive of COVID-19, wearing face masks
in public and practicing hand hygiene, after vaccination, to help slow
and stop the spread of COVID-19.
The desired level of herd immunity, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, is
to have at least 80-85% vaccinated by the end of May 2021. There are currently
three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the Janssen vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is given in two shots, 21 days apart, and is authorized
for use in people 16 years of age and older. The Moderna vaccine is given
in two shots, 28 days apart, and is authorized for use in people 18 and
older. The Janssen vaccine is a single dose regimen authorized for use
in individuals 18 years of age and older.
your state’s Department of Health website for updated vaccine distribution information.
Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
Accurate vaccine information is critical, and it’s important to have
as much information as possible. The CDC provides up-to-date information
on the vaccines being offered in the United States, and its web content
is researched, written and approved by subject matter experts, including
physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and analysts.
Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC to learn more.