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The fairgrounds clinic is walk up, primarily due to the location combined with the requisite 15 minute observation period that is required after someone receives a vaccine. There is a ramp for accessibility. The clinic is held in Jones Hall and attention is paid to distancing and ventilation in the building. Masks are required.
Because the clinic is by appointment the lines are quite short – about 10 minutes from the door or 30 minutes from the gate. The lines are distanced and masks are required. If someone has difficulty standing, they can talk to a clinic staff member upon arrival to arrange a chair.
New appointments are added based on vaccine availability. Placer receives its vaccine allotments weekly and the amounts have been variable. When new appointments are available, they are most often posted late in the week. Text PLACERVACCINE to the number 898211 to receive text alerts when large batches of new appointments are made available.
The county will be contacting people by email to direct them to the Placer site when it is time for their second dose. Given the variability of vaccine supply, and ensuring people get their second doses on time, we cannot schedule clinics more than a week in advance. While individuals can get their second dose at another location if they choose, as long as it is from the same manufacturer (Pfizer or Moderna) as the first dose, it is preferred to receive both doses at the same location.
The county is using the state’s PrepMod software for registration and understands that the non-dynamic nature of scheduling in this system has been frustrating for many. The state is expected to launch a new registration software in the coming weeks, and it is our hope that this system will be more user-friendly.
We are establishing partnerships with community organizations who can help clients with technology challenges navigate evolving vaccine information. Right now, with many call centers experiencing extremely long wait times due to high demand for information about COVID-19 vaccines, we hope community members can also assist by helping elderly friends, family and neighbors stay informed about vaccinations.
If you know a senior who isn’t skilled in Internet use or lacks a connection altogether, please help them out by:
If a senior has no Internet access and no family or friends who can assist, 211 is also available to help. Please help us spread the word to preserve our call center capacity!
The state’s PrepMod software is in the process of updating web portals to reflect 65+ eligibility (the county does not have access to edit this language). Eligible residents in this category may proceed making an appointment and ignore messages to the contrary.
If someone is an eligible member of a regional health system (Kaiser, Sutter, UC Davis, etc.) we encourage you to check with your provider first. Many multi-county entities such as Sutter and Kaiser receive vaccine allotments that are separate from the county’s. However, if you are unable to book an appointment and there are appointments available through the county, you can book through the county.
Proof of residency and age are required for age-based groups; proof of employment in Placer County is required for employment-based groups. Please also have your appointment date and time on hand when you arrive.
Examples of acceptable documentation include:
Proof of age (for 65+) such as:
Proof that you live in Placer County (for 65+; must show your name and address) such as:
Proof that you work in Placer County (for employment-based groups such as education, childcare, emergency services, etc.; must show your name and business name or address) such as:
For second dose appointments, please bring your white vaccine record or electronic vaccine record card AND a photo ID.
Please try to arrive shortly before your appointment. Arriving earlier can create unnecessary lines.
If you do arrive early, please remain in your car until your appointment time.
Per the CDC, vaccination of persons with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection should be deferred until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation.
If you fall in this category, you can cancel your second dose appointment and email [email protected] to inquire about rescheduling in the future.