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As California Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Californians 50+, Governor Newsom Receives Vaccine in Los Angeles

April 1, 2021

COVID-19

All Californians 50+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting today California has administered more than 18 million vaccine doses to date Governor Newsom receives Johnson & Johnson vaccine at South Los Angeles vaccination site 2.4 million doses allocated to the state next week, 3 million doses per week by mid-April Californians can look for appointments on MyTurn.ca.gov, now available in 12 languages

SACRAMENTO – With all Californians aged 50 and over now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a vaccination site in South Los Angeles, encouraging Californians to get vaccinated when it is their turn.

CLICK HERE to watch Governor Newsom receive the vaccine.

The Governor was joined today by California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, community and local leaders who have supported vaccine equity efforts in the region and Government Operations Agency Secretary Yolanda Richardson, who has assisted the state’s vaccine operations planning since January and was also vaccinated today.

“Getting vaccinated is a vital step we can take to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community, and brings us that much closer to ending this pandemic,” said Governor Newsom. “I am proud to receive the vaccine today as we open eligibility to more Californians while keeping our focus on making sure those in our hardest-hit communities are able to easily access this life-saving vaccine. While supplies are currently limited, our statewide network of providers is ready to meet the growing demand
and we look forward to vaccine allocations dramatically increasing in the months ahead.”

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Vaccine Updates

 March 16, 2021-cvv news

MERCED COUNTY, CA—Last week, Merced County announced the availability of a third vaccine option from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which provides full protection after a single dose and doesn’t require a follow-up appointment for a second dose.

While the J&J vaccine is now available, the County received limited quantities. All County-hosted clinics this week are providing the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Clients must have an appointment and be pre-registered through www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. Walk-ins are not accepted. For administrative purposes, health insurance may be collected from those who have it, but health insurance is not required to receive the vaccine. As the Merced County Department of Public Health receives greater allocations of J&J vaccine from the State, they will be incorporated into future County-hosted clinics.

While the J&J vaccine is now available, the County received limited quantities. All County-hosted clinics this week are providing the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Clients must have an appointment and be pre-registered through www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. Walk-ins are not accepted. For administrative purposes, health insurance may be collected from those who have it, but health insurance is not required to receive the vaccine. As the Merced County Department of Public Health receives greater allocations of J&J vaccine from the State, they will be incorporated into future County-hosted clinics.

“Prolonged waiting periods unnecessarily put individuals at risk for contracting the virus,” said Dr. Salvador Sandoval, County Health Officer. “It is crucial that residents prioritize the safety of their loved ones and themselves by choosing to get the vaccine regardless of manufacturer, as soon as they are eligible. All three vaccines currently available for use are 100 percent effective in minimizing severe and lasting effects caused by COVID-19.”

Residents are encouraged to visit finder.vaccinatemercedcounty.com to search for vaccine clinic availability throughout the County from providers currently accepting out-of-network individuals. At that site, users can narrow search results by community, clinic name, and drive-through options.


Anyone who doesn’t have access to a computer or internet can call the Public Health Information Line at 209-381-1180 to request notifications for future vaccine clinic appointments. To receive email notifications when additional vaccine clinics become available, register at www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. As a reminder, it is still a local and statewide mandate to wear a cloth face covering inside of, or in line to enter any indoor public space, or when unable to maintain six feet of social distance outside.  

Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for ages 16 & Older Post Date: 03/25/2021  

While the J&J vaccine is now available, the County received limited quantities. All County-hosted clinics this week are providing the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Clients must have an appointment and be pre-registered through www.vaccinatemercedcounty.com. Walk-ins are not accepted. For administrative purposes, health insurance may be collected from those who have it, but health insurance is not required to receive the vaccine. As the Merced County Department of Public Health receives greater allocations of J&J vaccine from the State, they will be incorporated into future County-hosted clinics.

Appointments are by appointment only.

To view available options, please click the link below.

Click Here to View Current Scheduling Options

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