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Solano Public Health expands eligibility for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster to youth age 12-15 and older; extends mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19 shots and boosters
January 7, 2022
SOLANO COUNTY –– The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health division, in accordance with state and national guidance, is expanding COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility to individuals 12 to 15 years of age in Solano County.
The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup — following an amendment to the Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration — recommended expanding eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to youth between the ages of 12 and 15 that have completed their primary vaccination series for COVID-19 at least five months ago.
“With the surge of COVID-19 cases after the holiday season, we urge community members to get vaccinated and receive their booster shot, if eligible” said Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H., Solano County Public Health Officer. “Vaccination remains the most effective method for fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the spread of the Omicron and Delta variants in our community.”
Parents and guardians who are interested in getting their eligible children vaccinated can access the Pfizer booster shots at the mass vaccine clinic at Solano County Fairgrounds, located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo. Clinic operations have been expanded to include every Friday and Saturday between now and January 29, 2022. Visit the Public Health vaccine website for clinic details and updates on future vaccine clinics in and around Solano County at https://www.SolanoCounty.com/COVIDvaccine or reach out to your healthcare provider.
WHERE TO GET VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 DOSES, FLU SHOTS AND BOOSTERS
Solano County Fairgrounds Mass Vaccine Clinic
Solano County is administering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to individuals age 5 or older, booster shots for everyone age 12 or older, as well as regular doses and flu shots. The mass vaccination clinic operates Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clinics are walk-in and appointment based. To make an appointment, eligible residents can sign up at www.bit.ly/solanomassvax. Those requiring registration assistance should call (800) 672-0150.
For additional vaccine clinics throughout the County, visit https://www.SolanoCounty.com/COVIDvaccine.
n Homebound individuals interested in requesting an in-home vaccination appointment are encouraged to call the COVID-19 vaccine line at (707) 784-8655 for scheduling assistance.
n Residents without transportation to and from vaccine sites hosted by Solano County are urged to call the COVID-19 vaccine line at (707) 784-8655 and arrange for a free ride through Uber.
n For vaccine clinics available throughout the State, visit https://MyTurn.Ca.Gov
n For recent local COVID-19 health information, including the number of COVID-19 cases in Solano County as reflected on the COVID-19 dashboard, visit www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19
n Public Health Facebook page, https://www.Facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH and @SolanoCountyPH