BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health (BCPH) announced that residents ages 75 or older can now schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations appointment online.
Residents in the 75+ age group who have previously registered with BCPH to receive a vaccine notification do not need to wait to receive a notification, they can schedule an appointment for themselves now.
Below are questions and answers provided by BCPH.
How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for persons 75 and older:
- Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Butte County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic sign-up portal, here.
- Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve. If residents are unable to register for a slot, this means the slots are full for the day and time indicated. More slots will be added as more clinics are scheduled.
- Residents who do not have internet access may call the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center for assistance, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm: 530-552-3050
- Proof of age and ID is required at the time of appointment – residents who do not meet the criteria for this age group will be turned away.
Is transportation to the vaccine clinic available for persons 75+?
Yes. Transportation is available through the B-Line’s Paratransit service, which offers door-to-door rides for persons 70 and older. An application must be completed in advance of the first ride. Applications can be requested over the phone, in-person, or downloaded from the internet. A one-way ride on the Paratransit is $3.50.
- Contact B-Line Paratransit: 530-809-4614 (option 1)
- Download the B-Line Paratransit Dial-a-Ride application.
When will the Vaccine be available to persons 65+?
While 65 and older has been moved to phase 1b, tier 1, because of vaccine supply and distribution, groups in this tier have to be sub-prioritized. BCHP will keep the public informed and let people 65 and older as quickly as they can.
When will the vaccine be prioritized for persons with underlying health conditions?
Currently, BCHP follows a phase prioritized approach that has been outlined by the state. Vaccines are being prioritized based on age, regardless of underlying health conditions. If the state makes a change to include underlying health conditions, BCHP will follow it.
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