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County of Santa Clara COVID-19 vaccine information for healthcare providers

Last content update: 4/2/24

Frequently asked questions for COVID-19 vaccine providers

Vaccination continues to be the most powerful weapon in our fight against the coronavirus, especially as variants continue to evolve. The vaccine has shown to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. COVID-19 vaccines are not going away anytime soon and there may be additional booster doses authorized in the future that patients will need to have to be considered up-to-date. We encourage providers to continue educating patients on the benefits of receiving the updated COVID-19 vaccines and helping them locate a vaccination location in instances that the provider does not stock the vaccine at their clinic. 

My Turn is an online platform managed by the state for clinic management, dose accountability and reporting, public scheduling, and walk-in registration for vaccine clinics. It is required only if your Electronic Health Record (EHR) is not set up for data exchange with CAIR2. Visit the MyTurn Onboarding page on the website for more information.

Yes. COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines, including all of those needed by children to attend school, may be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day, as well as co-administration within 14 days.

For vaccine information for immunocompromised individuals, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised and Interim Clinical Considerations webpages.

Clinical management and patient counseling

Educate yourself and your staff with this clinical information from the CDC and CDPH about COVID-19 vaccines.

Address patient questions and set expectations using these recommended CDC resources.

Many patients have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. As vaccine recipients’ most-trusted source of information on vaccines, healthcare providers play a critical role in helping their patients understand the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and when they are likely to be eligible to receive the vaccine.