Adventist Health Sonora clinic

Dr. Stephanie Stuart (right), an ER physician at Adventist Health Sonora, administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Paula Roland (left), of Soulsbyville, at an immunization clinic at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on March 6.

Adventist Health Sonora announced it was lowering the age requirement for its COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds to anyone in Tuolumne County who is 35 and older.

There were still hundreds of appointments available as of Friday evening, according to the hospital’s scheduling website. To make an appointment, go to

The hospital is also offering vaccines to anyone 16 and older with defined medical conditions that put them at a higher risk for the potentially deadly virus.

Meanwhile, the county reported four new coronavirus cases on Friday after having no new cases the previous day.

New cases on Friday were identified as a man between 18 and 29 years old, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s.

No one in the county was hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon.

Calaveras County also reported four new cases and zero people hospitalized on Friday.

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