Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

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Butte County Vaccine Eligibility:

  • Pfizer ages 12+

  • Moderna and J&J ages 18+

  • Additional Dose for immunocompromised persons (Pfizer & Moderna)

  • Book your vaccine at MyTurn.ca.gov (Use Google Chrome when booking)

The COVID Vaccine is safe, effective and FREE. If attending a clinic in Butte County you must work or live in Butte County. Anyone living or working in Butte County, 12 years or older, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. You will be turned away if you do not work or live in Butte County. Proof of employment includes: pay stub, work ID/badge or letter on company letterhead indicating employment. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for persons ages 12+.

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program:

CVS Pharmacy | 260 Spruce St., Gridley

Open seven days a week. Book a vaccine appointment:

  • Book Online: www.cvs.com
  • By phone at: 800-746-7287   

COSTCO Pharmacy | 2100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Chico

Open seven days a week. Book a vaccine appointment:

Walgreens Pharmacy | Chico, Paradise, Oroville

Open seven days a week. Please note: In order to book your vaccine appointment online at a Walgreens pharmacy you will be prompted to create an online account. Book a vaccine appointment:

Rite Aid Pharmacy | 650 Mangrove Ave and 220 West East Ave., Chico

Open seven days a week. Book a vaccination appointment:

Walmart | 465 Cal Oak Rd., Oroville

Open seven days a week. Book a vaccination appointment:

Community Vaccination Clinics

**Walk-ins welcome at all community vaccination clinics. FIRST and SECOND dose vaccinations available.** 

Chico Community Vaccination Clinics - open NOW!

You will be prompted to book your FIRST dose appointments. You will need to book your SECOND dose appointment after you receive your first dose, information will be provided at your first dose appointment. These appointments can be booked online (fastest) or by phone. Those who need assistance or do not have internet, may call  *State's MyTurn Scheduling line (833) 422-4255.  *Please note, if calling the MyTurn, you must listen to a list of options. When you get to "vaccine information," press (2) and stay on the line to speak with a scheduler.

Need Transportation? Using B-Line to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine (blinetransit.com)

Clinic Location: 560 Cohasset Rd., in Chico

Clinic Dates & Sign-up Link: 

  • Every Wednesday | 3-6 pm | Pfizer, ages 12+
  • Book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov. Google Chrome works best for booking on MyTurn. 

Mobile Community Vaccination Clinics

*Walk-ins welcome - FIRST and SECOND dose vaccinations available.*

September 17 | Sierra Nevada Brewery: 1075 E 20th St., in Chico
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
September 24| Starbucks: 3004 Olive Hwy., in Oroville
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am Pfizer (ages 12+) and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
September 24 | Oroville Library: 1820 Mitchell Ave., in Oroville
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pfizer (ages 12+) and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
September 27 | Nelson Middle School: 2255 6th St., in Oroville
  • 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Pfizer (ages 12+) and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255

September 25 | Chico Nut Festival at Patrick Ranch Museum: 10381 Midway, in Durham
  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
October 1 | Veteran’s Stand Down at Elk’s Lodge: 1705 Manzanita Ave, in Chico
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255
October 4 | Department of Employment and Social Services: 78 Table Mountain Blvd., in Oroville
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna and J&J
  • Walk-ins welcome! Or book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255

Oroville Community Vaccination Clinics

You will be prompted to book your FIRST and SECOND dose appointments. These appointments can be booked online (fastest) or by phone. Those who need assistance or do not have internet, may call Oroville Hospital (530) 538-3379, the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center (530) 552-3050 or the *State's MyTurn Scheduling line (833) 422-4255.   *Please note, if calling the MyTurn, you must listen to a list of options. When you get to "vaccine information," press (2) and stay on the line to speak with a scheduler.

Need Transportation? Using B-Line to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine (blinetransit.com)

Clinic Location: Oroville Sports Club at 2600 Oro Dam Blvd.

Clinic Dates & Sign-up Link:

  • Book your appointment at: MyTurn.ca.gov. Google Chrome works best for booking on MyTurn.

(Chico) Chico State Vaccination Clinic

September 14 | Bell Memorial Union (BMU), 400 W. 1st St., in Chico
  • 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • First or second dose Pfizer (ages 12+)
  • These appointments can be BOOK HERE. Walk-ins welcome!

(Chico) Northern Valley Indian Health Vaccination Clinic

These appointments can be booked by phone at: 530-781-1447.

Clinic Location: Masonic Lodge, 1110 W. East Avenue in Chico

Clinic Dates & Sign-up:

  • Book by phone: 530-781-1447

(Gridley) Orchard Hospital Vaccination Clinic

  • Clinic Location: The Medical Specialty Center, 284 Spruce Street in Gridley
  • Clinic Dates: Every Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • First and second doses. Offering Moderna and J&J
  • Walk-ins Welcome! Book by calling 530.846.9080

Second Dose Vaccination

VIDEO (click to view): How to Book a Second Dose COVID Vaccine on MyTurn

Everyone who received their first dose is guaranteed a second dose. If you book your vaccine through MyTurn, you will be prompted to book your first and second dose at time of booking. If you book your first dose through a clinic that does not utilize MyTurn, your second dose vaccination will be scheduling during your first dose appointment before you leave.

When should you get your second dose of the COVID vaccination? The CDC's updated guidance was revised to allow for second dose administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval. This applies to both Moderna and Pfizer. CDC states the first dose does not “expire.” Even if a person gets the second dose later than the recommended timeframe, they should not repeat the whole course - just get the second when they can.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Record:

Option 1: Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Access and keep a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record on your phone. After you click on the link, you will be prompted to enter your name, date of birth, phone/email associated with your vaccine record and that's it! Go to myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. For troubleshooting, please call the state hotline (833-422-4255) or complete the online form

Option 2: Get a full copy of your vaccine records, including COVID-19

To get proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination you may contact the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) 2-3 weeks after your vaccination. Complete and submit the 'Authorization to Release Healthcare Information' form to CAIR by email at CAIRHelpdesk@cdph.ca.gov. Those who need assistance or do not have access to internet may call (800) 578-7889.

NEW! Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated (posted on 4/20)

View the COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (complete document).

People two weeks after full vaccination can:

  • Spend time with other fully vaccinated people, including indoors, without wearing masks or physical distancing.
  • Spend time with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic (outside the workplace setting).

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen Vaccine

Having a safe and effective vaccine is the top priority. Approving vaccines as safe, and making sure they work, is up to several scientific groups at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and other groups look at available information about a vaccine and make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of using it. Before vaccines are authorized in California, both the CDC and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSR) must review and approve these recommendations. The WSSSR provides an additional layer of vaccine safety review for California and other western states. If authorized by the CDC and WSSSR, Butte County will follow these recommendations.

Pfizer | FDA issued Full Approval on August 23, 2021: FDA Vaccine Informational Site (click to view)

Moderna | FDA issued EUA on December 18, 2020 (click to view)

Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) | FDA issued EUA on February 27, 2021 (click to view)

COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets can be found in additional languages here

Frequently asked questions: English | Español

Haga clic aquí para ver las preguntas frecuentes en Español.

Is transportation to the vaccine clinic available for persons 70+? Yes.

Transportation is available through the B-Line’s Paratransit service, which offers door-to-door rides for persons 70 and older. An application must be completed in advance of the first ride. Applications can be requested over the phone, in-person, or downloaded from the internet. A one-way ride on the Paratransit is $3.50.
  • Contact B-Line Paratransit: 530-809-4614 (option 1)
  • Download the B-Line Paratransit Dial-a-Ride application: tinyurl.com/ButteParatransit

Why we need a vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick from COVID-19.  However, it has not yet been proven to prevent the transmission of disease. So while you may be vaccinated, and you yourself will not get sick from the Coronavirus, there is still potential you can transmit the virus to other people who have not yet been vaccinated. Studies are currently underway to determine if the vaccine also stops transmission.   Since disease transmission post-vaccination is still being studied, it is just as important to wear a face mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick. 

What you can do now

Continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19:
  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay 6 feet away from other people
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19
You should also get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines save lives and prevent more flu during the COVID-19 pandemic. People need to do everything they can to stay healthy and not overwhelm our health care system this fall and winter. To find where you can get a flu vaccine, visit VaccineFinder.






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202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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Danette York, M.P.H., Director
Robert Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
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