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Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine

The free COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Californians 5 years and older. Although more people are now eligible to get the vaccine, supply and available appointments may vary by provider and county.

What to know:

  1. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, no matter where you go.
  2. Californians 5 years and older are now eligible to get the vaccine.
  3. You should make an appointment to get the vaccine if you can, but many drop-in/walk-up appointments may be available. Check your local public health department for more details for walk-up appointments.
  4. Booster shots and additional doses are available at most locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out if you’re eligible for either.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are a few ways to find a vaccine provider:

My Turn — California’s online statewide registry

This site continues to be updated regularly by the state with more vaccine providers and appointments.

Anyone in California can use My Turn to get vaccinated. You don’t need insurance. You don’t need to be a citizen.

  • Sign up for email or text alerts to find out about appointments near you. (Note: For text alerts, you must have a cell phone with text messaging). 
  • If you don’t have email or a cell phone that receives texts, you can call (833) 422-4255, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sign up. 
  • All vaccine sites and services in California are accessible as per the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. You can ask for accommodations that may be needed through My Turn. 

My Turn

Vaccine Finder

Vaccine Finder is a free, online tool where you can search for places to get the vaccine. It’s managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vaccine Finder

Your county or local public health department website

These sites may list community-based immunization sites.

You may also find details on vaccination “super-sites” in your area. 

County hotlines and local information

Your healthcare provider
Call your doctor or check their website to see if they have appointments.

Multi-county health groups may have details online about which groups they are vaccinating:

Community pop-up clinics

Pop-up clinics may also be available in certain areas that can reach the most affected. Local community partners will reach out directly to people eligible to be vaccinated at their clinics. 

Retail pharmacies

Many pharmacies have vaccine appointments. Check the pharmacy websites below. You may need to make an appointment.

Large Retail Pharmacy Location Links
Albertsons/Osco/Savon Pharmacies Store locator
Vaccine info
CVS Pharmacy®
including CVS pharmacies in Target stores

CVS MinuteClinic®
(Non-Medicare PPO plans only)
Store locator
Vaccine info
Costco Store locator
Vaccine info
Ralphs Store locator and vaccine info
Rite-Aid Store locator and vaccine info
Safeway Store locator
Vaccine info
Vons Store locator
Vaccine info
Walgreens Store locator
Vaccine info
Walmart Store locator
Vaccine info

Out-of-state residents

If you live outside of California and are a Blue Shield member, please check your state or local public health site. You can also find state-specific info on the CDC’s website. As vaccines become more widely available, you can also check the CDC’s Vaccine Finder.

Last updated: 11/18/2021

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