COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Am I eligible to receive the vaccine?

Everyone aged 5 and older is currently eligible to receive a vaccine in California. Visit myturn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255 to schedule an appointment at a state-run vaccination site.

Click here to find vaccination sites at hospitals, pharmacies and other health providers near you.

Why should I get vaccinated?

Getting vaccinated can lower your risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines can also help prevent serious illness and death. Read more at CDC’s Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Is the vaccine safe? 

COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. On August 23, 2021 the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how the federal government is working to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

I’ve already had COVID-19, should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. At this time, we do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.

Booster shots 

Everyone ages 12 and older can get a booster shot.


If you received Pfizer-BioNTech:

You should get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 12 years and older

You can get a second booster if you are:

  • Ages 50 years and older

When to get a booster:

At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.


If you recieved Moderna:

You should get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

You can get a second booster if you are:

  • Ages 50 years and older


When to get a booster:

At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.


If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen:

You should get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

You can get a second booster if you received Johnson and Johnson's Janssen for both your primary dose and first booster, regardless of age. Adults 50 and older can get a second booster regardless of what type of booster they received. 

When to get a Johnson and Johnson booster:

At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination. If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.


Current status of vaccinations in California

The following information has been provided by the California Department of Public Health to track vaccinations.