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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Berkeley Public Health is currently vaccinating residents 65 and older and those who live or work in Berkeley who are eligible for the COVID vaccine under California Phase 1A and 1B. This includes healthcare workers and those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: food and agriculture, education and childcare, or emergency services.

COVID-19 vaccines will be free to everyone and are being offered to different groups in stages, based on State vaccine distribution guidelines.

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Get notified when it's your turn

Get notifications

We'll send a message to our vaccine notification list when more appointments open and when eligibility expands.

Vaccines are being distributed through many channels. Stay informed about the full breadth of vaccination opportunities available by signing up for notifications from:

We also recommend asking your health care provider if they have a notification list for patients. Many people will receive the vaccine through their health care provider.

Where to get a vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone. You will not need insurance to get vaccinated.

Vaccines are being distributed through many channels. In addition to opportunities coordinated through the City of Berkeley, vaccination appointments may be available at:

  • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum: mass vaccination site for health care workers, people 65, front line workers, and educators. Check eligibility and schedule appointments online at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255. When asked "What County do you live in," select "Alameda County".

  • CVS pharmacies: for healthcare workers and people 65 and older

  • Rite Aid pharmacies: for healthcare workers and people 65 and older

  • Walgreens pharmacies:: for people 65 and older, and workers in: healthcare, food and agriculture, emergency services, and education and childcare

  • Your health care provider: Many people will be vaccinated through their primary care provider. We encourage everyone to contact their health care provider about COVID-19 vaccines. Here are links for vaccine information from the large health care providers in our region: Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Stanford Health Care.

Who's eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Supplies of COVID-19 vaccine are limited and being offered to different groups in phases, based on who is most at risk. The California Department of Public Health determines the order the vaccine is distributed.

Currently, the following groups are eligible to be vaccinated under State guidelines:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Long-term care residents
  • People 65 and older
  • People at risk of exposure at work in: education and childcare; emergency services; food and agriculture

Everyone in these groups is eligible for vaccination opportunities coordinated through Berkeley Public Health.

Who will be eligible next

Starting March 15, State eligibility for vaccines will expand to include people 16-64 with certain underlying health conditions that place them at high risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19.

The State has announced that priority for the future rounds of vaccines will be based on age. Details of this framework have not yet been published. The vaccine may be broadly available to everyone over the age of 16 in the summer.


Buchanan St. (Curative) vaccinations: scheduling your second dose

If you were vaccinated at the Buchanan Street vaccination site and still need to schedule your second dose appointment, follow these instructions to schedule your second dose.



Last updated February 27, 2021

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