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.

Eligibility for third doses and booster shots

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.

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now available through your healthcare provider or pharmacies that can be accessed at myturn.ca.gov. The County’s many clinics hosted by our health partners will continue to prioritize vaccinating the unvaccinated.

You are eligible for a booster if you received two Pfizer shots at least six months ago and are:

  • 65 years or older, or reside in a long-term care setting. 
  • 50 to 64 years of age and have and underlying medical condition such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV infection and heart disease, or obesity. 

The CDC also said that these people may receive a booster: 

  • Those who are 18 to 49 years old and have underlying  medical conditions.
  • Anyone 18 to 64 years old and at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting.

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.

 

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