COVID-19 vaccine boosters available in Butte County

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available in Butte County to all eligible residents, according to Lisa Almaguer, the communications manager for Butte County Public Health Department.

In Butte County, 50.58% of all eligible resident are fully vaccinated and 5.55% of eligible residents are partially vaccinated. Almaguer said that she hasn’t heard of any issues in trying to find appoints for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

“Since the boosters have become available, I have seen an increase in people showing up for boosters at the Chico Community Clinic and some of our mobile events,” she said.

The next mobile vaccine clinic is scheduled to be from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Durham Memorial Hall. This clinic is specifically for kids ages 5 to 11 and will offer the Pfizer vaccine. According to Almaguer, the county is doing separate vaccine clinics for children because it’s a different dosage.

According to the Butte County Public Health website, the Chico Community Vaccination Clinic will be closed today because of a shortage of the Moderna vaccine. The clinic will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine to ages 12 and over and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. On Thursday, the clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.  Appointments are recommended at this clinic, according to the Butte County Public Health website.

For someone who is looking to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 booster vaccine, Almaguer recommends scheduling through https://myturn.ca.gov. There are multiple walk in clinics available in Butte County, Glenn County and Tehama County that can be found on the My Turn website.

More information about Butte County community vaccine clinics can be found at http://www.buttecounty.net/ph/COVID19/vaccine.

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