Emergency

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

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The County of Sonoma is working with regional healthcare partners to ensure that vaccine distribution and administration is approached through the lens of equity as laid out in its vaccine equity strategies.

Eligibility for third doses and booster doses

Third doses

Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for patients who have had their second dose at least 28 days ago and are moderately or severely immunocompromised as defined by the CDC.

Booster doses 

Three groups of people should get a booster dose six months after they received their second shot of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: 

Two groups of people may receive a booster dose, if they want one, six months after they received their second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: 

  • People from the ages of 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions or at increased risk of COVID-19 because of social inequities.
  • People 18 and older who are at increased risk of COVID-19 because of their job or institutional setting.  High-risk jobs include first responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff), education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers), food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit workers, and grocery store workers.

Everyone 18 and older who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster dose at least two months after their first shot.  

Mixing and matching booster doses from a different manufacturer 

Anyone qualifying for a booster can “mix-and-match” any of the vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Individuals may receive either the same or a different COVID-19 vaccine, depending on advice from a health care provider, individual preference, availability or convenience.  

For example, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine recipients 18 years and older may receive a single booster dose of the J&J or Pfizer, or a booster dose of Moderna (half dose) at least two months after receiving their J&J primary vaccination.

In another example, Moderna and Pfizer vaccine recipients falling into one of the authorized categories for boosters may receive a booster dose of Moderna (half dose), Pfizer or J&J at least six months after completing their primary vaccination.

Options for consent for minors

Persons younger than 18 years must have parental or guardian consent given by a legally authorized representative (parent or guardian). An emancipated minor may consent for him/herself. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization for people under 18.

Allowable consent includes:

  • Parent/guardian accompanies the minor in person.
  • If the parent/guardian cannot accompany the minor, a signed written consent is acceptable. The written consent must verify the parent/guardian has been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet.
  • Phone or video consent is possible if the parent/guardian confirms that they have been provided the Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet or the Fact Sheet is read to the parent/guardian.

A sample form from the California Department of Public Health can be found here. The Sonoma County Office of Education also has consent forms in English and Spanish.

To find clinics where minors can be vaccinated, visit the Vaccine Clinics page.

 

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