Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine supply remains limited. Scheduling appointments may be difficult. Please be patient and keep checking local resources for available appointments.

With California’s My Turn tool, you can:

  • Sign up to schedule vaccination appointments, or
  • Get notified when there are appointments available in your area.

New appointments and vaccine providers are being added daily by the state.

Some reminders:

  1. The state has opened eligibility for all Californians 16 years and older.
  2. Vaccine supply is limited throughout the nation. This means eligibility and appointment scheduling may vary by provider, county, and state.
  3. You need an appointment to get the vaccine.
  4. There COVID-19 vaccine is free, no matter where you go.

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 get notified when appointments are available 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 with text messaging, 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 clinics in California must ensure sites and services are accessible in accordance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. You can request accommodations that may be needed through My Turn.

Your county or local public health department website

These sites may let you sign up for updates for where you live. They may also list community-based immunization sites.

You can also find details on vaccination “super-sites” in your area. These include:

  • Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles County), Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara), Padres/PetCo Park (San Diego County)
  • CalExpo (Sacramento County)
  • Disneyland (Orange County)

Your healthcare provider

Call your doctor or check their website to see if they have appointments available.

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

Vaccine Finder

Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where you can search for locations that offer vaccinations. It’s managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will add more vaccination sites as vaccine supply increases.

Retail pharmacies

Some pharmacies have vaccine appointments. But you must meet eligibility criteria. Check the pharmacy websites below. You must 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: 4/23/2021

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