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COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to different groups in phases, following state and federal frameworks.

Berkeley Public Health is currently in Phase 1A of distribution and still vaccinating healthcare workers. Some large healthcare providers have begun scheduling vaccination appointments for their patients, with eligibility based on age.

The vaccine may be broadly available to everyone over the age of 16 in the summer.

Berkeley Public Health
Vaccination Tracker

Doses Received




Last updated January 15, 2021. This tracker is updated weekly, on Fridays.

These numbers only reflect doses allocated to Berkeley Public Health, and do not include vaccinations performed by Alta Bates, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, University Health Services, or other providers.

The California Department of Public Health provides weekly updates on the number of vaccine doses distributed to and administered by large health systems and public health departments.

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How will I get vaccinated?

We expect that most people will be vaccinated through their health care provider.

Currently, vaccines are being distributed to the highest priority groups - healthcare workers, paramedics, and residents of long-term care facilities. Some large health care providers have begun vaccinations for their members over a certain age.

Vaccines are being distributed through many channels:

  • Large health care providers, such as Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, receive vaccines directly from the state to vaccinate their patients and staff.
  • A federal program is administering vaccines to residents of participating skilled nursing facilities and similar long-term care settings.
  • University Health Services receives their own supply and is responsible for vaccinating students and staff.
  • Berkeley Public Health is administering vaccines to healthcare workers who are not being vaccinated through their employer.

When can I get vaccinated?

The California Department of Public Health determines the order the vaccine is distributed. People at high risk of serious illness or at risk of being exposed at work will receive the vaccine first.

Within this group, there are three priority levels:

Phase 1A (now)

Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities are being vaccinated now, according to allocation guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.

Phase 1B (next)

Berkeley Public Health is still vaccinating people in group 1A. Some large health care providers are now taking appointments for their members in Phase 1B:

  • Sutter Health patients who are healthcare workers or age 75 and older can schedule appointments through their website or by calling (844) 987-6115.

  • Kaiser Permanente members who are healthcare workers or age 65 and older can call (866) 454-8855 to make an appointment.

Phase 1B has two proposed tiers. These tiers have not been finalized by the State and may change.

Tier 1
  • People 65 and older
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture
Tier 2
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics; industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services; critical manufacturing
  • Congregate settings with outbreak risk: incarcerated and homeless

Phase 1C (proposed)

This list has not yet been finalized and may change.

  • People 50-64
  • People 16-49 who have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater; defense; energy; chemical and hazardous materials; communications and IT; financial services; government operations / community-based essential functions

As distribution progresses through each phase, more information will become available about how to get a vaccine.


Last updated January 15, 2021

Questions? Contact covid19@cityofberkeley.info.

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