1/17: We are thrilled to share that on Saturday, January 16th, Nevada County Public Health partnered with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to vaccinate 269 local healthcare workers.
COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel!
The State of California has developed Phases and Tiers to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination across the state. Nevada County is currently moving through these phases as vaccine becomes available. Visit Nevada County’s vaccination webpage to learn more about who is currently eligible for vaccine locally. This is being updated frequently as we are able to expand access. Nevada County Public Health expects to move in to Phase 1B, which includes people 65 and above, in early February.
Below are images captured at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital's vaccination event yesterday, providing vaccine to almost 300 of our local healthcare workers. Congrats to everyone who made this event happen!
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital CEO Dr. Evans with newly vaccinated nurse Jaqueline Brown
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital CEO Dr. Evans helping to vaccinate Jaqueline Brown, nurse at Grass Valley Surgery Center
Hospice of the Foothills group, including Vivian Tipton, ready for their vaccinations
Download Nevada County’s vaccination schedule to learn more about who is currently eligible for vaccine locally. This is being updated frequently.
To stay up-to-date on local vaccine information:
- Bookmark our COVID-19 vaccination page at www.MyNevadaCounty.com/Coronavirus/Vaccine and check back regularly
- Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 to receive text updates from Public Health straight to your smartphone
- Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call specialist anytime day or night
The team here at Nevada County Public Health is grateful to our community for your eagerness to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination is an essential tool for ending this pandemic. We must all stay vigilant and continue to wear masks, keep our distance, wash our hands, and avoid gatherings so that we can return to a more normal way of life as quickly as possible.