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?

COVID-19 vaccines are meant to prevent you from getting COVID-19 and from spreading it to others. However, we still don't know how well COVID-19 vaccines prevent us from spreading the virus to others, so even once you get vaccinated you should continue to do your part and keep wearing a mask and practice physical distancing. 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 18 and older can get a booster shot.

If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna:

You should get a booster if you are:

You may get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

When to get a booster:

At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.


If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen:

You should get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after your shot.

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States can be used for the booster dose.


Current status of vaccinations in California

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