UPDATE 9/2023: The new "2023-2024" booster is now recommended to all those 6 months and up (we have both FDA and CDC approval now), and will be more widely available in the next few days, with doses for those 12+ by appointment only available at CVS and Walgreen. Notes:
Note: Some county vaccine providers' sites below may have closed, and we are no longer updating vaccine providers on this website. If you're having a hard time finding a site that will work for you, contact us.
Novavax is available, as a first/second dose and as a booster now as well. It is not yet updated for 2023.
The Bridges Program is available for free doses for those who are uninsured or underinsured. You can search vaccine.gov for participating providers.
Annual flu shots are also available, and recommended around the beginning of October. The CDC says you can get your flu shot and covid vaccine at the same time.
How can you get a vaccine? You can get an appointment, ask someone to make an appointment for you, or just walk-in for a shot at many locations.
OPTION 1: Ask someone to help you book an appointment If you haven't found an appointment yet, reach out and someone can find an appointment that's convenient for you. There are a lot of volunteers out there happy to help (always free), and we don't want anyone left behind! You can also join a Facebook group for support, contact us, email CovidVaccineFairy@gmail.com, or call/text (650) 485-1660 for help booking.
If you are in California, you can book through MyTurn.CA.gov. Choose a site with a blue "schedule appointment" button. If you are outside of California, you can Google your state with the words "covid vaccine appointments."
OPTION 4: COUNTY WEBSITES You can also start from your (of a nearby) county or city website. Many of these are open to those outside the county, but some are not. If your county isn't listed below, you can Google your county with the words: "covid vaccine appointment").
A health care provider, even if they normally do not see you or accept your insurance:
KAISER: You don't need to have Kaiser insurance. First you need a medical record number from member services at (800) 464-4000 and then call the appointment line between 6:30 AM and 7 PM at (866) 454-8855 (ignore request for member number to get through to an operator). If you have Kaiser insurance you can also use your online portal to schedule online. If you call, be prepared to list Kaiser locations to check, such as: Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Santa Rosa, SF, Antioch, Vallejo, Sacramento, Petaluma, Fremont, San Rafael, San Leandro, Vacaville, Santa Clara, South SF, Redwood City, San Mateo, South Sacramento