Getting the COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important things each of us can do to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yolo County has started to rollout its COVID-19 vaccination program to members of our community, working with the state of California, community partners, and other stakeholders to ensure the vaccine is distributed and administered equitably.
Initial vaccine supply is limited and will be provided to healthcare workers and long-term care residents in accordance with the California Department of Public Health Allocation Guidelines. Please visit the Yolo County website for more information about the current status of vaccine distribution and tiered population groups in Yolo County.
As we wait for widespread vaccination, getting tested for COVID-19 at least once a week, wearing face masks, maintaining physical distance and practicing good hand hygiene are important steps to keep ourselves, our families and our community healthy. Free salvia-based COVID-19 testing is available through Healthy Davis Together to anyone who lives or works in Davis. Sign up here. If you are a UC Davis student or employee, you can sign up for free COVID-19 testing through Campus Ready.
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.
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.
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. The COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you without having to get the disease. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
The goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available. That is why, early in the response, the federal government began investing in select vaccine manufacturers to help them increase their ability to quickly make and distribute a large amount of COVID-19 vaccine. Several thousand vaccination providers will be available, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, county locations and federally qualified health centers.
Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.
Together, the COVID-19 vaccination and health measures will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.