Emergency

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

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The County of Sonoma is working with regional healthcare partners to ensure that vaccine distribution and administration is approached through the lens of equity as laid out in its vaccine equity strategies.

Who can receive a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Everyone 5 years and older can get a vaccine at no cost. Parental consent (see options below) is required for minors. Parents are encouraged to take their children to their primary care providers, local pharmacies and local vaccine clinics. Some clinics, but not all, are providing pediatric vaccines — check with each provider before arriving or make an appointment at myturn.ca.gov. Please note that school clinics are intended for those attending the school and their families.

Eligibility for booster doses and third doses

It is recommended you get a booster dose as soon as you are eligible:

  • If you are age 12 or older, have been given both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and it’s been at least five months, you should get a booster dose of Pfizer. If you are 18 or older, have been given both doses of Pfizer and it’s been at least five months, you should get a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
  • If you have been given both doses of the Moderna vaccine and it’s been at least five months, you should get a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
  • If you have been given one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and it’s been at least two months, you should get a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.

Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for patients who have had their second dose at least 28 days ago and are moderately or severely immunocompromised as defined by the CDC.

Options for consent for minors

Persons younger than 18 years must have parental or guardian consent given by a legally authorized representative (parent or guardian). An emancipated minor may consent for him/herself. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization for people under 18.

Allowable consent includes:

  • Parent/guardian accompanies the minor in person.
  • If the parent/guardian cannot accompany the minor, a signed written consent is acceptable. The written consent must verify the parent/guardian has been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet.
  • Phone or video consent is possible if the parent/guardian confirms that they have been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet or the Fact Sheet is read to the parent/guardian.

A sample form from the California Department of Public Health can be found here. The Sonoma County Office of Education also has consent forms in English and Spanish.

To find clinics where minors can be vaccinated, visit the Vaccine Clinics page.

 
Boosters

Booster vaccinations are recommended for everyone 12 and older (Pfizer) and 18 and older (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson)

Now vaccinating
5 years of age and older

COVID-19 vaccines for people 5 years of age and older have been approved

Now vaccinating
4 years of age and younger

Vaccination of people younger than 5 will start as soon as COVID-19 vaccines are approved

Not yet vaccinating