State and local health departments determine how vaccines are distributed. Dignity Health facilities are participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to the guidelines for distribution provided by the local state or county health department. For more information about when or where you may be able to receive the vaccine, check with your county or state health department, or the CDC website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are available now. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines. Distribution of the vaccine is determined by state and local health departments, and Dignity Health facilities are participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to local or state distribution plans.
At Dignity Health safety is our highest priority, and we only administer vaccines that are recommended by the FDA as safe and effective.
CDC recommendations indicate a phased approach to vaccine allocation, beginning in Phase 1a with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1b includes essential workers and people aged 75 and older. Phase 1c includes people over age 65, people under age 65 who have underlying medical conditions, and other essential workers. Counties and states may be in different phases. For more information about when or where you may be able to receive the vaccine, check with your county or state health department. As vaccine supply increases, vaccines may be more widely available to the public in the coming months.
Check with check with your county or state health department, or the CDC website, for more information about provider sites near you.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart. When a vaccine is given, information will be provided about when to get the second dose.
For additional information on COVID-19 and the vaccine approval process, we recommend visiting the CDC website and FDA website.
An unwavering focus on safety for all
If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has toughened our resolve to care for every patient with empathy, kindness, and a vigilance that’s only intensified.
We know you may have questions about receiving in-person care. That is why we are following safety guidelines from the CDC and state leaders, and are only resuming care where we have enough supplies, capacity and protective equipment to safely provide care.
We will screen everyone entering our care sites for symptoms of COVID-19, and require all patients to wear masks. Extra cleanings have been added between procedures. Visitor restrictions will remain in place, and most care sites will have designated areas for patients with COVID-19.
We are pleased to offer video visits as a convenient and safe way to see your doctor without leaving your home. Learn more about what a video visit is, how it works, and what types of visits can be handled virtually.
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