Currently authorized vaccines in the United States are highly effective at protecting vaccinated people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19 and a growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have symptomatic infection and potentially less likely to transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others.
How do vaccines work?
COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 just after vaccination, because the vaccine has not had enough time to build immunity.
What we know
- COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
- COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19.
Where to get vaccinated in Trinity County
COVID-19 Vaccines are located at various locations throughout the county. Navigate to Trinity County's COVID-19 Vaccine Calendar here to view upcoming vaccine clinic locations and times!
Visit https://myturn.ca.gov/ or call Trinity County Public Health Branch at 530-623-1358 to locate a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic near you!
Getting Your Child Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Children are as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as adults and can:
- Get very sick from COVID-19
- Have both short and long-term health complications from COVID-19
- Spread COVID-19 to others, including at home and school
As of October 2021, children ages 5 through 11 years have experienced more than 8,300 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and nearly 100 deaths from COVID-19. In fact, COVID-19 ranks as one of the top 10 causes of death for children aged 5 through 11 years
Children ages 5 - 11 are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. You can get your child vaccinated through a healthcare provider or at TCPHB COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. View times and locations here.
The COVID-19 Vaccine is your shot at protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your community!
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet (12 years of age and older)
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet (5 to 11 years of age)