Prepare for the Covid-19 Vaccine
Updated: Oct 5
Santa Clara Country has been increasing vaccine eligibility to anyone who is 16 years or older who lives, works, attends school in Santa Clara Country; Or patients who receive their primary care from the County of Santa Clara Health System.
Types of Vaccines
Pfizer: 2 shots, 21 days apart
Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for people aged 16-17. A Parent or guardian must be present at the time of the vaccination to sign consent forms.
Moderna: 2 shots, 28 days apart (1 month)
Johnson&Johnson: 1 shot
As of April 23, 2021 the CDC and FDA have recommended the use of J&J Vaccine resume in the United States. However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare risk of blood clothes with low platelets after vaccination, and other Covid-19 vaccines are available without that risk.