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Getting the Vaccine
Last updated 09/25/2023
The best protection from winter viruses is staying up to date with your recommended vaccinations including COVID-19 and Influenza. COVID-19 vaccination has many benefits and is one of the best ways to prevent getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. The health and safety of Marin County residents is our top priority. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and help protect the community.
Who Can Get Vaccinated
The CDC and Marin County Public Health recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get the updated COVID-19 vaccine. This new monovalent vaccine is FDA approved and will be available in pharmacies and healthcare providers in early October 2023.
Most people will have access to the updated COVID-19 vaccine at no cost through their insurance. Some may need additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines:
- People with weakened immune systems
- Children aged 6 months to 4 years
Talk to you healthcare provider about the need for additional doses for yourself or your child.
Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
Three COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in the United States:
- Novavax (Pending, under FDA review)
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, talk to your healthcare provider, review CDC's frequently asked questions, or contact the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.
For help getting to a vaccine appointment, contact the Marin Aging & Adult Information and Assistance Line, available Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm: 415-473-INFO (415-473-4636)
We encourage you to use the Digital Vaccine Record available from the State of California.
Lost vaccination cards or vaccine corrections:
Did you receive your primary vaccinations from Marin County Public Health (MCPH)? If yes, MCPH can replace lost COVID-19 vaccination cards or make corrections to the COVID-19 immunization record. Request a replacement card or vaccination correction with the Vaccine Card Request Form.
If you did not receive your primary vaccinations from MCPH, we are not authorized to make any additions or corrections. Please contact the provider of your COVID-19 vaccination to get a replacement vaccine card or have your immunization record corrected.
If you wish to add to your records updated with vaccines received out-of-state or out-of-country, contact your primary healthcare provider or clinic to have it added to your California Record under Historical Immunizations.