All Californians 12+ are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things each of us can do to end the pandemic.
If you’re 12 or older, you are eligible to get vaccinated. Vaccines are available, so schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Fill out the following consent form to get vaccinated by Healthy Davis Together.
Check the following options for vaccine appointments:
- Healthy Davis Together
- ca.gov for appointments and notifications
- Healthcare providers
- Community clinics
- Retail Pharmacies – CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Costco and Walmart
Until enough people have been vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus, it’s extremely important to continue to remain vigilant. Follow local guidance on wearing masks/face covering and physical distancing, and keep getting tested for COVID-19, even after vaccination.
Free salvia-based COVID-19 testing is available through Healthy Davis Together. Sign up for a free COVID-19 test here. If you are a UC Davis student or employee, you can sign up for free COVID-19 testing through Campus Ready.
Healthy Davis Together is supporting vaccine efforts across Yolo County. Our team is working with the Yolo County Public Health Department to promote vaccine locations and help administer vaccines. Additionally, we run two vaccine clinics in partnership with CommuniCare, at City Hall in West Sacramento and at Woodland Community College, in Woodland, and we deploy HDT’s vaccine mobile to conduct “pop- up” vaccine clinics.
COVID-19 vaccines do NOT contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 and cannot infect you with the COVID-19 virus. The vaccines met the FDA’s rigorous scientific standards and underwent the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
If you have had COVID-19 you can and should get the vaccine when it’s available to you. Health experts do not know how long you are protected after recovering from real COVID-19 infection, but the vaccines are thought to create stronger protection against a future infection. The CDC recommends that people who have had COVID-19 make an appointment when one is available.
No. Regardless of whether or not you have medical insurance, COVID-19 vaccines are free. There is no out-of-pocket cost associated with getting a COVID-19 vaccine. You do not have to pay for anything or have insurance to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some people may experience side effects like pain or swelling at the injection site, a headache, chills, or fever. These minor reactions are common and are a sign that your body is building immunity. Even if you don’t have side effects, you are building immunity.
Serious allergic reactions and other side effects are extremely rare.
Yes. The vaccine will prevent you from getting seriously ill from COVID-19, but it is still unknown if the vaccine can prevent you from spreading the virus. Everyone should still take precautions by wearing a mask in public, staying six feet away from others, and avoiding crowds, even if you’ve been vaccinated.
Until a majority of the community is vaccinated, it is important that we continue to be vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and virus variants.
All authorized COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but no vaccine provides 100% protection. A growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and potentially less likely to transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others. However, further investigation is ongoing. Until enough people are vaccinated to stop COVID-19 from spreading in the community, it’s important to keep getting tested weekly, even after vaccination.
Free salvia-based COVID-19 testing is available through Healthy Davis Together to anyone who lives or works in Davis and their immediate household. Sign up for a free COVID-19 test here. If you are a UC Davis student or employee, you can sign up for free COVID-19 testing through Campus Ready.
Any questions you have specific to the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Based on how these vaccines work in the body, experts believe they are unlikely to pose a specific risk for people who are pregnant. However, there are currently limited data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people.
- Clinical trials that look at the safety and how well the COVID-19 vaccines work in pregnant people are underway or planned. Vaccine manufacturers are also monitoring data from people in the clinical trials who received vaccine and became pregnant.
- Studies in animals receiving a Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy found no safety concerns.
Additionally, early studies are showing that immunities of those vaccinated while pregnant may pass to newborns in utero and through breastfeeding – Washington Post.