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- How can I be ready for universal 16+ eligibility on Thursday, April 15?
- How can I make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near me?
- Am I eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine yet?
- If I have a disability or health condition, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Which vaccine can I get? And how can I get my second shot?
- Can I volunteer in return for a COVID-19 vaccine?
- Find your county's sign-up links and eligibility rules
As the coronavirus vaccination rollout continues, much of the Bay Area is wondering: Where and when can you get a COVID-19 vaccine? And how can you register to get one?
The list of vaccination sites and who is eligible is changing frequently. We will update the list as changes occur, but if you spot something you believe needs updating, let us know.
When it's your time to get vaccinated, your COVID-19 vaccine will be free. You do not need health insurance to be vaccinated. You also will not be asked for proof of citizenship.
The newest change: All people ages 50 and older are now eligible for vaccination as of April 1, and all individuals 16 and older in California will be eligible starting April 15.
Are you one of those waiting for this universal eligibility to open up on Thursday? Read more information about when you can schedule your appointment, and what to do while you wait for April 15.
Some counties and providers are already forging ahead with 16+ eligibility. Ahead of the state's timeline, Contra Costa County opened up vaccine eligibility early, on March 30, to all people ages 16+ who live or work in the county. The county originally told residents that appointments must be made through the Contra Costa Health services site, not the state's vaccine appointment site My Turn, but My Turn is now confirming eligibility and showing available appointments for Contra Costa residents aged 16+.
Alameda County has also expanded eligibility to people ages 16 and older who live (not work) in one of the following ZIP codes : 94601, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94621, 94541, 94544, 94545, 94577, 94578, 94580. My Turn is also now showing eligibility for people ages 16 and over who live or work in Alameda County. (Please note that Alameda's vaccine website does not reflect the expanded 16+ eligibility that shows on My Turn yet, but people under 50 living in these eligible ZIP codes can now accordingly use My Turn to make their appointments. )
The City of Berkeley is also partnering with Alameda County and Curative to already offer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Albany to all Alameda residents ages 16 and over, and eligible workers who work in Alameda County. Appointments went fast, but see if any slots have become available for eligible people 16+ for April 14-16, or check if you can make an appointment for eligible people 18+ for April 13. More information about Alameda County eligibility.
San Francisco has opened vaccine eligibility at Southeast Health Center and SF General for everyone ages 16 and older living in ZIP codes 94124, 94134, 94107, 94110, 94112, 94102, 94103 and 94130. This expanded eligibility only applies at these two vaccination locations.
UC Davis Health has also opened up vaccine appointments to "anyone aged 16+", saying that the health center has "enough vaccine supply and appointments to expand eligibility before the state’s expansion on April 15." There is no residency requirement. Make an appointment as a current UC Davis Health patient, or make an appointment as a non-UC Davis Health patient.
The state says even with increased vaccine supply, “vaccination of willing Californians will take several months,” and Bay Area county officials have expressed concern about supply matching demand.