UPDATE 4/26 11 AM: Johnson & Johnson is back. CVS is a good place to find it. UPDATE 5/5: Everyone 16+ in the whole U.S. is eligible to get a vaccine! Everyone 12+ is expected to be approved by early next week!
How can you get a vaccine appointment in the Bay Area?
OPTION 1: Try MyTurn.CA.gov OPTION 2: COUNTY WEBSITES You can also start from your County (where you live, and where you work) website(s) to keep up to date with appointment options (if your county isn't listed, you can Google your county with the words: covid vaccine, but make sure you are starting at an official county site). You can also visit nearby counties if they are listed as "open to all counties" below.
Santa Clara County sites: Berger Auditorium, Levi's, Fairgrounds Expo, Mountain View Community Center, Gilroy High School, Valley Health Center East Valley, Valley Health Center Tully, Valley Specialty Center, Emmanuel Baptist Church
OPTION 3: Pharmacies Check multiple nearby locations (open to all counties). Aggregate sites listed on tips page. Some sites require a free online account to schedule, but no locations are allowed to require a paid membership (or any other fees or charges--100% free to the patient at any provider).
Walgreens 800-925-4733 (Free Walgreens account required for each patient. Take screen shot of the confirmation, as the email may take a while to arrive.)
CVS 800-746-7287 (Detailed guide to scheduling here.)
Another provider, even if they normally do not see you or accept your insurance:
Kaiser: You don't need to have Kaiser insurance, just a free Kaiser ID number from member services (800) 464-4000, option 3, 0. 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: Berkeley (new), 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, Modesto, South Sacramento, Manteca
Sutter and PAMF: create a free account online (and search all locations) or call (844) 987-6115
Stanford: call (650) 498-9000, create a free account online, or just drop-in without an appointment. Emeryville, San Jose, and San Mateo county locations.
If you haven't found an appointment yet, reach out for help. There are a lot of folks out there happy to help, and we don't want anyone left behind! You can join a Facebook group for support, contact us, or have an appointment booked for you (!) through Vaccine Fairy (855-800-BOOK) or email a VaccineMensch@gmail.com.
Note: If you are 16-17, Pfizer is currently the only approved vaccine.
Note: Some county run sites restrict based on the county where you live or work, but most others do not (medical providers, most pharmacies, etc.).
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