Update: September, 2022
- The new bivalent boosters are here! What is a bivalent booster?
Until now, the COVID-19 vaccines have targeted the original strain. The variants of COVID-19 have made this vaccine a little less effective over time. This new bivalent booster protects against the original strain and the new Omicron variant (BA.4/BA.5 variants)
- Who is eligible to receive the new bivalent COVID-19 booster?
Bivalent booster dose: People ages 12 years and older who received a primary series with any COVID-19 vaccine, including people who previously received a monovalent booster dose(s), are recommended to receive 1 bivalent booster dose; any age-appropriate bivalent booster dose (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) can be used.
Monovalent booster dose: People ages 5−11 years who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine primary series are recommended to receive 1 age-appropriate monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose.
No booster dose: People ages 6−11 years who received Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine primary series and people ages 4 years and younger are not currently eligible for any booster dose.
- Where do I get the new booster?
Marin Community Clinics patient? If so, contact us at 415-448-1500 to schedule an appointment. We currently offer patients free, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots during routine visits. We will also offer flu vaccines and you can get both on the same day at your Marin Community Clinics visit.
To find a walk-in vaccine clinic near you, or to make an appointment to receive a vaccine dose or booster shot outside of Marin Community Clinics, visit one of the following sites:
- Need more information? Get answers to additional frequently asked questions pertaining to booster shots via the CDC.
Primary Vaccines & Eligibility
- Vaccines: anyone age 6 months & older
- 1st booster: anyone age 5 and older
- 2nd booster: anyone 50 and older as well as people with certain risk factors
- From the CDC: Stay Up-to-Date with your COVID-19 Vaccines (vaccine information is available here in English, Spanish, and more)
Marin Community Clinics is currently distributing Quidel QuickVue At-Home rapid tests to patients (subject to very limited supply and availability). If you received a QuickVue test, step-by-step user instructions are in the box or you can view here:
Treatment & Care
- From the FDA: Know Your Treatment Options for COVID-19
- Care at Home and When to Seek Medical Treatment (download here for English and Spanish)
Managing COVID symptoms at Home (from the CDC):
- 10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID Symptoms at Home – English
10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID Symptoms at Home – Spanish
10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID Symptoms at Home – Vietnamese
- What to do when you are sick – English
What to do when you are sick – Spanish
What to do when you are sick – Vietnamese
Additional Facts, Tips, Community Resources, and FAQs
- From the CDC: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- COVID-19 best practices, hotlines, community resources, and assistance programs
- Tips and resources for parents at home
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy
- You’ve Received Your COVID-19 Vaccine – What Happens Next? (PDF English)
- Usted ha recibido su vacuna de COVID-19 – ¿Qué sucede después? (PDF Spanish)
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (MCC PDF – ENG)
- Preguntas Frecuentes de Pacientes Vacuna contra COVID-19 (MCC PDF – ESP)
- From the CDC: COVID-19 & HIV
There is a lot of information – and misinformation – about COVID-19 vaccines. Marin Community Clinics is here to give you accurate and reliable information about the vaccines. A great resource is the County of Marin’s website dedicated to the Coronavirus found here.