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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wronski has livened up the space with her vibrant paintings. 

The new Whispering Pines clinic is designed for ease of access. It’s all on one level, there is plenty of parking, and we have volunteers to assist. There is a comfortable waiting area where patients will spend fifteen minutes under observation after getting their shot. Public Health staff will manage the clinic and provide nurses to administer vaccinations. The State of California is also assigning four additional nurses and five administrative support staff to the effort. 

“We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this clinic a reality,” said Jill Blake, Director of Public Health. “From County staff, to our partners at the hospital, to local businesses and artists, this really shows the spirit of this community to come together in a crisis. We’re confident that when vaccine becomes available, we will be ready to get it into the arms of our residents. Until then, we request you remain patient and continue to stay safe.”

Vaccinations at the Whispering Pines clinic will be by appointment only

Drop-in's are not accepted. 

Appointments at the new clinic will be announced via MyTurn.ca.gov, a statewide system for COVID-19 vaccine access. California residents can sign up for MyTurn by visiting myturn.ca.gov or calling 1-833-422-4255. Beginning this week, Nevada County residents who are eligible for vaccination will be able to schedule appointments through the State’s MyTurn system as vaccine supplies allow. Those who are not yet eligible can sign up to be notified when it’s their turn to be vaccinated. 

As more vaccine becomes available in Nevada County, the community will begin to see more appointments available on MyTurn. Having a local vaccine clinic will allow us to scale up or scale down as supply allows.

Nevada County is currently focusing on vaccination of people 65+

We are focusing on vaccinating older adults because they are at much higher risk for serious illness and death due to COVID. In addition, in light of new variants identified in California, vaccinating as many 65+ as possible, as quickly as possible, is even more important. At this time, vaccinations are available for healthcare workers (Phase 1A) and people 65 and older (our current focus in Phase 1B).

Please stay informed as this is an evolving situation and continue to be patient as we meet this unprecedented challenge

  • Truckee Residents: Updated COVID-19 and vaccination information: https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine
  • Sign up for MyTurn.ca.gov for appointment availability
  • Bookmark our COVID-19 vaccination page and check back regularly
  • Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 to receive text updates from Public Health straight to your smartphone
  • Subscribe for those same alerts via email by filling out this on-line form
  • Call 211 (1-833-DIAL211) with questions about your tier or other general questions about COVID-19
  • YubaNet will be hosting weekly, short webinars every Thursday at noon to provide updates on COVID-19 and vaccine distribution in Nevada County. Register here – only one registration for all webinars is required.

Thank you to our partners who are helping to vaccinate our community. Our COVID-19 vaccination efforts could not succeed without your partnership and your commitment to our community’s health.

Vaccination is an essential tool for ending this pandemic. Even after you are vaccinated, 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.

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