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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NEW! COVID Vaccine Survey:

What’s keeping you from getting the COVID vaccination? Make your voice heard by taking this two minute COVID Vaccine survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ButteCOVIDvaccinesurvey

If attending a clinic in Butte County you must work or live in Butte County.

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.

Vaccine Eligibility:


Anyone living or working in Butte County, 16 years or older, is eligible for the COVID019 vaccine. At this time, persons ages 16 and 17 can only get vaccinated at the Oroville clinic or by calling the Enloe Scheduling Line (332-9520) as the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently available for these ages.

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

The COVID Vaccine is safe, effective and FREE.

MyTurn: Chico Community Vaccination Clinics

You will be prompted to book your FIRST and SECOND dose appointments. All vaccinations are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. These appointments can be booked online by using Google Chrome (fastest) or by phone. Those who need assistance or do not have internet may call the *State's MyTurn Scheduling line (833) 422-4255 or the Butte County COVID Call Center at (530) 552-3050. *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.

Eligibility for this clinic includes:

Click to view a complete list of vaccine eligibility.

Clinic Location: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. Jack Vanella Hall, 2357 Fair Street

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

Clinic Dates & Sign-up
Google Chrome works best for MyTurn. Book your appointment for one of the following dates at: MyTurn.ca.gov

  • April 14 (age 16+, first dose Pfizer)
  • April 17 (age 18+, Moderna)

Oroville Community Vaccination Clinics

All vaccinations are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 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 or the Butte County COVID-19 Call Center (530) 552-3050.

Click to view a complete list of vaccine eligibility.

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

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

Clinic Dates & Sign-up Link:
Book your appointment for one of the following dates at:

  • April 15 & 22 (age 16+, first dose Pfizer): Book at MyTurn.ca.gov

Chico Hospital Vaccination Clinic

Enloe Medical Center is providing COVID vaccinations to anyone age 16 and up who live or work in Butte County.

Click to view a complete list of vaccine eligibility.

To schedule your appointment, call (530) 332-9520, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If there is no answer, please leave a message or email covid.vaccine@enloe.org.

Clinic location: 1601 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926

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

Clinic Dates & Sign-up Link:
Google Chrome works best for booking on MyTurn. Book your appointment for one of the following dates at: MyTurn.ca.gov

  • April 14 to May 31 (Clinic days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday)

(Gridley) Orchard Hospital Vaccination Clinic

All vaccinations are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Your second dose appointment will be scheduled at your first dose appointment before you leave. These appointments can be booked online (fastest) or by phone. Those who need assistance or do not have internet, may call Orchard Hospital: (530) 797-3595.

Click to view a complete list of vaccine eligibility.

Clinic Location: The Medical Specialty Center, 284 Spruce Street in Gridley

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

Clinic Dates & Scheduling Line:
Book your appointment for one of the following dates: 

Second Dose Vaccinations

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.

 

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) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 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. On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued the second EUA for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The EUA allows the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. On February 27, 2021, the FDA issued the second EUA for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. Learn more about the FDA’s EUA process for the Pfizer vaccine Learn more about the FDA's EUA process for the Moderna vaccine. Learn more about the FDA's EUA process for the Janssen vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets

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

When will healthcare provider offices receive the vaccine?

For each phase of vaccine distribution, as prioritized by the CDPH,  local healthcare providers are identified and invited by BCPH to register with the State as an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider. Healthcare providers who have not been contacted directly by BCPH to register with CDPH as a vaccine provider are not currently identified to receive the vaccine in the current phase of distribution. These providers should wait to be contacted by BCPH.

Can my family and I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The guidelines on who gets the vaccine first come from the federal government and state government. Because the amount of vaccine available is limited, it is important to follow the guidelines and get the first doses of vaccine to people working in healthcare and skilled nursing facilities, and people who live in long-term care facilities. Eventually, everyone in Butte County who wants to get vaccinated will be able to get vaccinated. We will be providing regular updates over the coming weeks and months to help everyone in the county understand when they are eligible to get vaccinated.

Where will I go to get the vaccine once it’s available?

Details are still be finalized, but getting your COVID-19 vaccine will be very similar to how you access the annual flu vaccine. This may include getting vaccinated at your local pharmacy, through your primary care provider or through a community vaccination clinic. Once this information is available, it will be posted on the Butte County COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

If vaccines are coming, do I still have to wear a mask, keep a distance, and avoid gatherings?

Yes. We all need to do our part to stay safe while we wait for vaccines to be widely available, and for a sufficient portion of the population to be vaccinated. Our county, like everyone else, will receive a limited supply to start. More will come over time. It may take many months before everyone in Butte County who wants a vaccine has gotten one. This means we all need to work together to keep our risk of COVID-19 low. We can do that by protecting ourselves and others by wearing face masks, keeping our distance, and not gathering in groups.

California COVID-19 Vaccination Planning

California has developed a COVID-19 Vaccination Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to review FDA –approved vaccines. After the vaccine’s safety has been reviewed and approved by these health experts, the State is planning to distribute and administer vaccines as quickly as possible. California’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will be guided by the following overarching principles:
  1. The vaccine meets safety requirements
  2. The vaccine is distributed and administered equitably. People with the highest risk of infection will get the vaccine first.
  3. Community stakeholders (at the State level) are brought in from the outset for transparency
A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. California will be transparent, careful, and above all, equitable in its vaccine distribution. The state will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in California who needs and requests vaccination as supplies are available. For more information, see

Butte County COVID-19 Vaccination Planning

The health and safety of all Butte County residents remains our top priority. A tool to help us with this priority is the ability to facilitate the distribution a safe and effective COVID vaccine that has been rigorously evaluated by the FDA and the State of California.
  • Click to view our local Butte County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (coming soon).
  • This is a plan required of counties by the State. 
  • The plan explains how we will join with our local healthcare partners to distribute vaccines allocated to our county by the State.
  • The county’s primary role and responsibility for the COVID vaccine is to facilitate this process in a safe and equitable manner.

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
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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Oroville, CA 95965

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202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

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