Ever since it was announced that we were officially in a pandemic, the world has been eagerly anticipating the COVID-19 vaccine. While Orchard Hospital’s first dose COVID-19 community vaccination clinic appointments have now been filled and will be paused until further notice, the second dose Covid-19 community vaccination clinic administration began February 17th at the Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center in Gridley.
We look forward to resuming our first dose community clinics as soon we are allocated additional vaccines.
How do I get the vaccine if I am not eligible now?
Orchard Hospital is working closely with Butte County Public Health in planning the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. You can sign up to be on the Orchard Hospital Vaccination Waiting List by clicking the button below:
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You can also visit Butte County Public Health for more information.
What you can do in the meantime
You can continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by:
- Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose
- Washing your hands often
- Staying 6 feet away from other people
- Staying home if you are sick
- Avoiding large gatherings
You should also consider getting a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines save lives and prevent more flu during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine check out this article:
Why we need a vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick from COVID-19.
However, it has not yet been proven to prevent the transmission of disease. So while you may be vaccinated, and you yourself will not get sick from the Coronavirus, there is still potential you can transmit the virus to other people who have not yet been vaccinated. Studies are currently underway to determine if the vaccine also stops transmission.
The health and safety of all Butte County residents remains our top priority.