At this time, COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval for use in the United States. The first shipments of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have been received in Tuolumne County and we continue to receive some additional shipments of first and second doses. Some of the vaccine was redistributed to our neighboring counties as part of the statewide distribution plan, and vaccinations have been administered to individuals according to the State's phased plan. More shipments of vaccine are expected in the coming weeks and months, yet the situation remains fluid. As new details become available regarding COVID-19 vaccines, Tuolumne County Public Health will update the information on this website.
At first, supply will be very limited. Vaccines will be given in phases according to priority groups. Tuolumne County is following federal and state guidelines, as well as working with our healthcare and community partners to determine the groups receiving vaccine.
As the vaccine becomes available for the general public, information and details on COVID-19 vaccination sites will be shared.
*The lot of Moderna vaccine that had been paused for distribution on January 17th has been investigated and providers have been informed that they may resume administration of the vaccine immediately. The full press release can be viewed here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-025.aspx
We are currently working through the last of Phase 1A and beginning to move into Phase 1B, Tier 1 of the vaccine distribution plan based on vaccine availability. Vaccine is being administered primarily at Closed Points of Dispensing (PODs) by appointment.