Butte County Public Health provides update on vaccine distribution

Butte County Public Health says they will try to notify people when it's their turn to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, they can't get to everyone so it's up to each person to determine when they are eligible and make an appointment.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021 6:28 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2021 8:54 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health (BCPH) is starting to roll out second doses of the coronavirus vaccine to those eligible.

Health officials say they will try to notify people when it's their turn but they can't get to everyone so it's up to each person to determine when they are eligible and make an appointment.

BCPH does not have email addresses for every person who has received the first dose but said they will attempt to notify as many people as they can.

Public health leaders said it's important for you to keep track of when you are eligible and go on the Butte County Covid-19 Website to schedule an appointment.

BCPH has already started the process to schedule appointments for those who qualify.

"Please note if you're not able to schedule your second dose exactly 28 days after your first dose, according to the CDC you can get your second dose up 42 days after that first dose," said Butte County Public Health Director, Danette York. "Choose the first available appointment and clinic day available and it can be anytime after that 28 days."

York said all appointments are first-come, first-serve.

People without internet access can call the vaccine scheduling hotline for assistance at (530) 552-3020.

This line will only help schedule appointments once a clinic is open.

It will not help you schedule appointments faster, health officials say scheduling online is the fastest way.

BCPH officials said that right now the only place offering first doses is Orchard Hospital for those 65 and older.

Orchard Hospital officials confirmed they are still looking to fill appointments. You can call (530) 797-3595 and they will return your call within 48 hours. You can also click here for more information.

BCPH asks that you only register for your second dose if you received your first dose during the indicated timeframe.

You will be turned away if your CDC Covid Vaccine Card does not indicate the correct date. If you misplaced your card, staff will be onsite with computer access to verify your first dose.

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in your area.

Butte County remains among the top 10 counties in California for vaccine administration.

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