Different people need different levels of assistance. For some people, printing the flyer file above, or sharing this or a county website, is enough. Others may be able to book themselves but can't keep up with when there are openings, so you can share local openings with them (for example, "Moscone just opened up spots, book now at myturn.ca.gov!"). Others are less able to access or navigate the internet, so you can book for them or refer them to the VaccineFairy.org at 855-800-BOOK.
When making an appointment for others, it's generally enough to have:
Email or other contact info
Information on their photo ID (photo of ID works well, or just legal name, address, DOB. For those uneasy sharing this, you can use a work address and birth year, but make sure that their name is the same as the one on their ID.)
Insurance info (photo of insurance card works well, though insurance is NOT required)
Qualifying category (for example, food worker)
Any relevant health issues such as allergies, past COVID infections, recent vaccinations, etc.
Other tips when making appointments for others:
Use your own phone number so you can confirm the appointment quickly before it gets filled by someone else.
When you get a confirmation, try to take a screenshot or save page as a PDF so they can review it for accuracy, especially the health questions.
Then make sure they know where to go and when, bring their ID, and have a QR code or confirmation number, if provided by the site.
Don't forget about the folks who don't even know the vaccine is now available to them. Ask your neighbors, friends, store clerk, delivery staff, and anyone else you encounter in life if they have been vaccinated yet, and if they'd like some help.
NOTE: Some people you encounter may still be building their confidence in these vaccines. You can hear their concerns and let them know that it's good to ask questions. Encourage them to consult with their doctor, or offer to find answers to their questions from medical professionals online. We Can Do This has some tips on how to talk to others. GetVaccineAnswers.org is good resource to share with others. If you belong to a church, PTA or other group that may want to host an informational Q&A webinar with experts and doctors, Leah@vaccinatecalifornia.org would be happy to help get that set up.