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Frequently Asked Questions 

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How can I get the COVID-19 vaccination?

Visit or call 1-833-422-4255 to make a vaccination appointment. 

How many COVID-19 doses are needed?

  • Two doses for the Pfizer vaccine, 21 days apart
  • Two doses for the Moderna vaccine, 28 days apart
  • One dose for the Johnson and Johnson

Those who are given the COVID-19 vaccine will be scheduled for their second dose when they receive the first one.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

Nothing. COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free.

Do I need to live in Calaveras to get COVID-19 vaccine?

You need to live or work in Calaveras County to receive a vaccine. 

I already had COVID-19. Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. At this time, we do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine give me COVID-19?

No. The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain coronavirus and cannot give you COVID-19.

Will the vaccine make me test positive for COVID-19?

No. A vaccine will not cause you to test positive on viral tests.  If your body develops an immune response (the goal of vaccination) there is a possibility that you may test positive on antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate that you may have protection against the virus.

How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines?

The first two vaccines available have shown 94-95% efficacy against a person becoming ill with COVID-19.

Is one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

Getting the second dose of the vaccine will make it more effective. When you receive your first dose, you should schedule the second dose appointment.

What can I do now to help protect myself and others from getting COVID-19 until I am able to get the vaccine?

To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated areas
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water

For more information about these and other steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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