Community Vaccine Opportunities

COVID-19 Vaccines at Fullerton College

Thursday, September 30th from 11am-1pm in the Fullerton College Quad. Appointments are encourages, but walk-ins will be welcomed.

Please park on the 3rd or 4th floor of the parking structure for FREE parking during the clinic.

Updated 9/21/2021

Othena

https://www.othena.com

Orange County’s vaccine appointment center. Available to people who live or work in Orange County.

Myturn.ca.gov

https://myturn.ca.gov/

State of California appointment website.

Vaccine.gov

vaccine.gov

National vaccine finder website. Provides access to local pharmacies and grocery stores providing appointments. It will direct you to the specific website to make the appointment.

 

Vaccine Sites Near You

Text for COVID-19 Vaccine near you:
Text your ‘zip code’ to ‘438829’ for a list of vaccination sites near you with vaccines in stock.

Ask your primary care doctor, local hospital, or pharmacy/grocery store.

Often, your local hospital, doctor, or pharmacy will have vaccine opportunities available!

Vaccine FAQ

What are the different COVID-19 Vaccines?

Currently there are 3 different vaccines one can chose from. Not all vaccines sites have access to all 3 at one time. If you are interested in a particular vaccine, vaccinefinder.org allows you to filter the vaccine options. Most vaccine sites do list which vaccine will be offered and if it is not listed, either chose a site that does or if possible, call and ask.

Pfizer vaccine

Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 12+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart.

Moderna vaccine

Moderna vaccine is also a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 18+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not use mRNA, but instead a disabled adenovirus (cold virus) to deliver the instructions to our immune system. This vaccine requires only ONE dose.

When am I fully vaccinated?

All three of the COVID-19 vaccines do not become fully effective until 2 weeks after your final dose. So that means, 2 weeks after your 2nd Pfizer or Moderna dose or 2 weeks after your 1st Johnson and Johnson dose.

Where can I get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Here are a few great resources for more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Center for Disease Control: Vaccines for COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/How-Do-I-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine.html

Center for Disease Control: When you’ve been fully vaccinated:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:

https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-resources

Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Fast Facts

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for College Students

John Hopkins Medicine: What is Coronavirus?:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing

Where can I get a COVID-19 Test?

The CDC Recommends COVID-19 tests for the following situations:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19. (Vaccinated or Unvaccinated)
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or local health department.

Below are resources to get a COVID-19 Test: 

CARE for COVID Program

FREE for anyone living or working in Orange County. Mail order salvia COVID-19 testing kit mailed to your home. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

The COVID-19 vaccine was rushed.

Over decades of creating vaccines, the advances in DNA sequencing, the funding and partnerships among many different health agencies all made it possible for researcher to create the COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year. Researchers were able to understand the genetic code of COVID-19 in as little as 2 weeks. With these DNA genome advances; researchers were able to identify the genetic code and begin to use this information and use it to begin making a vaccine. Source: How Were the COVID-19 Vaccines Made So Fast? (ucsd.edu)

 

The COVID-19 vaccine changes our DNA.

No. Both vaccines, mRNA (Pfizer & Moderna) and the viral vector (J&J) do not interact with your DNA in any way. These vaccines work by delivering genetic material to our cells to illicit an immune response. The genetic material never enters the nucleus of the cell, where the DNA is kept. Learn more about mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.CDC-mRNA Vaccine  CDC-Viral Vector Vaccine

 

 

 

The COVID-19 vaccine can give me COVID.

No, the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain live COVID-19 virus. It only contains a message that will trigger our immune response. This immune response will help our body create antibodies and memory cells to recognize and fight the virus if we come in contact with it. Source: CDC mRNA Vaccine Info.

I can still get COVID-19 even if I get the vaccine.

Yes, that is true. You can still get the COVID-19 virus if you are vaccinated, and this is considered a breakthrough case. Serious breakthrough cases have been rare among fully vaccinated individuals. Vaccines provided a very STRONG protective factor when it comes to COVID-19. In a study from LA County in July 2021, they found the unvaccinated individuals were 5X more likely to get COVID-19 than vaccinated individuals, and 29x more likely be hospitalized than fully vaccinated individuals. It is important to still wear your mask and practice social distancing when in large crowds or indoors. Source: CDC SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Hospitalizations