COVID-19 in Shasta County
COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, so please get vaccinated and take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and others.
It's recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated to help protect against COVID-19.
- Ages 6 months -17 can receive Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
- Ages 18+ can receive Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
And, everyone age 5 and up is eligible to get a first booster dose. Ages 5 - 17 can only receive a Pfizer booster.
The second booster dose is now authorized for eligible people.
Visit MyTurn.ca.gov or click the “Vaccine Updates” button below to find options to book your booster or vaccine.
Ask the Experts Part 1- Shasta County Doctors Answer Community Questions About COVID-19
Ask the Experts Part 2 - Shasta County Doctors Answer Community Questions About COVID-19
In Part 1 of Ask the Experts, Shasta County doctors discuss many topics, including natural immunity versus immunity from the vaccine. They address vaccine side effects and ideas about whether the vaccine alters DNA. The doctors explain who’s most at risk from the virus, answer questions about vaccine ingredients, safety, and how mRNA vaccines work. Lastly, they discuss whether it’s better to catch the virus or to get the vaccine to prevent it.
Part 2 of Ask the Experts will cover treatments for COVID-19, pregnancy, children and COVID-19 risk and masking.
The questions posed were submitted by Shasta County residents, and collected by Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
KIXE Channel 9 will feature Part 1 of Ask the Experts on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m and Part 2 on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.