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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Where to get vaccinated in Berkeley

COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone and available by drop-in or appointment at pharmacies, health care providers, and pop-up clinics across Berkeley and the region.

You do not need insurance to get vaccinated. You will not be asked about immigration status.

 

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Who's eligible for standard, boosters and additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

First and second dose

Anyone aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the standard vaccination doses; Pfizer and Moderna are a two dose vaccine while Janssen (J&J) is a single dose vaccine. Those that are between the ages of 12-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Boosters

Federal and state guidelines recommend a "Pfizer booster" dose for adults who received their second Pfizer dose at least six months ago and are in specific categories:   

Federal and state guidelines also suggest this "Pfizer booster" as an option for two more specific groups if they received their second Pfizer dose at least six months earlier: 

Talk to your healthcare provider regarding booster eligibility. The City encourages residents to get their booster from their primary healthcare provider whenever possible.

Third dose for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems

Under State vaccination guidelines, those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are now eligible for an additional (third) dose of select COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna. This does not apply to the Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. See State eligibility guidelines for the list of those eligible for an additional (third) dose.

If you part of this group, talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you. For more information on additional doses for those moderately to severely immunocompromised, view the CDPH's Additional Doses FAQ page.  

Ways to get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available through other sources including some that offer same-day appointments or drop-in vaccinations for both first, second doses and additional doses (for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems).

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

  • MyTurn: Use myturn.ca.gov to schedule appointments at many sites across the state and region, MyTurn is available in 14 languages.

  • Vaccines.gov: Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

  • CA COVID-19 hotline: Call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule appointments by phone. Translators are available to support 250 languages.

  • Local pharmacies: Getting vaccinated at a neighborhood pharmacy may be the most accessible option for many. For booking information, see: CVS, Safeway, Walgreens.

  • Private health care providers are vaccinating both members and nonmembers: See information from: Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Stanford Health Care.

  • Berkeley Public Health clinics: Pop-up vaccine clinics coordinated through the Berkeley Public health listed below.

Berkeley Public Health vaccine clinics

Everyone 18 and up is welcome at any of the Berkeley Public Health vaccine clinics listed on this page. Clinics using Pfizer vaccine are open to everyone 12 and up.

Drive-through clinic

October 27: West Berkeley Clinic (12+)
Bayer Parking Lot, 2500 Eighth Street

  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccine available
  • Wednesday, October 27, 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Schedule an appointment online for a drive-through appointment.
  • Parental consent: For those under 18 parent or guardian consent is required. 
  • Required document: Fill out this form, available in English and Spanish, and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Additional (3rd) doses of Pfizer available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine with moderately to severely compromised immune systems as outlined in state guidelines. Attestation required.
  • Pfizer Boosters available for those eligible under State guidelines that have received the Pfizer vaccine series. Attestation required.
  • For doses beyond your first, bring your CDC vaccination card or digital vaccine record if card is unavailable

Walk-up clinics

October 26 and November 2: South Berkeley Clinic (12+)
Near corner of Adeline and Alcatraz, 3282 Adeline Street

  • Pfizer vaccine available
  • Tuesday, October 26 and November 2, 11:30am-6:30pm
  • Walk up or create a free Carbon Health account and sign-up online (For clinic dates more than 7 away, select "Show All" and create an account to see farther dates)
  • Parental consent: Those under 18 need parent or guardian permission via signed consent form (see sample), in-person consent at vaccination, or via a phone call. Patients ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult before, during, and after their appointment.
  • Additional (3rd) doses available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine with moderately to severely compromised immune systems as outlined in state guidelines. Attestation required.
  • Boosters available for those eligible under State guidelines that have received the Pfizer vaccine series. Attestation required.
  • For doses beyond your first, bring your CDC vaccination card or digital vaccine record if card is unavailable

October 25 and 27: Ann Chandler Clinic (18+)
Ann Chandler Public Health Center, 830 University Ave.

  • Monday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 27: 10am-1pm
  • Moderna and Janssen (J&J) available
  • Walk-up or call 510-981-5350 to make an appointment. Spanish assistance available. If leaving a voicemail, leave your name and phone number and request a call back for a vaccine appointment.
  • Additional doses available for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems as outlined in state guidelines who received the Moderna vaccine. Attestation required
  • For doses beyond your first, bring your CDC vaccination card or digital vaccine record if card is unavailable

October 26: Dorothy Day Clinic - Downtown Berkeley (18+)
Dorothy Day House, 1931 Center St.

  • Alameda County Community Care Site focused on unhoused population
  • Tuesday, October 26: 2-3pm
  • Walk-up only
  • For those that are 18+
  • Moderna and Janssen (J&J) available

Getting your second dose

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. Even if you had your first dose months ago, it is still important that you receive your second dose to be fully vaccinated.

When you receive your first dose of either vaccine, plan out or schedule your second dose appointment when at the vaccination site. Be sure to keep your CDC vaccine card with you so you can receive your second dose at any available vaccination site and bring it with you wherever you receive your final dose.

If you are not returning to the same location for your second dose, you may be able to receive it at one of the pop-up sites on this page or those listed in the More ways to be vaccinated section above.

You should follow the recommended timing window outlined below for your second dose:

Moderna vaccines

Get your second dose of the Moderna vaccine:

  • as close to as possible but no sooner than 28 days (4 weeks) after your first dose
  • preferably no later than 42 days (6 weeks) after your first dose, but later second doses will still complete your vaccination.

Pfizer vaccines

Get your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine:

  • as close to as possible but no sooner than 21 days (3 weeks) after your first dose
  • preferably no later than 42 days (6 weeks) after your first dose, but later second doses will still complete your vaccination.

For further questions, talk to your medical provider, the provider of your first dose or other COVID-19 vaccine providers.

After you're vaccinated

Some people experience side effects after being vaccinated, including mild side effects such as arm soreness where the shot was given, headaches, muscle pain and tiredness. To learn about more possible side affects, side effects reporting, and rare but serious side effects, visit the CDPH Vaccine page.

Side effects are normal, and should go away in a few days. Not everyone will experience side effects. If you don't have side effects after you get your shot, don't worry. The vaccine is still working.

When you are considered fully vaccinated

It takes time for your body to build protection once you receive your shot. You are considered "fully vaccinated":

  • two weeks after your second shot of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna)
  • two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)

If getting a two-dose vaccine, it is essential to get both shots.

Once you are fully vaccinated

Once you're fully vaccinated, you should follow the CDPH's Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Fully vaccinated people must still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and follow state and local isolation guidance if they test positive.

Lost and incorrect vaccine card

The City of Berkeley does not keep vaccine records and is unable to provide a replacement CDC vaccine card. Vaccination records are maintained by the State. If you have lost your COVID-19 CDC vaccine card, obtain a record of your immunization through:

  • CA Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record: A digital vaccine record that details your COVID-19 vaccination, as stored in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), that includes COVID-19 vaccination dates, vaccine type received and a QR code. Request your Digital Record from the State online and download the image and save for your records.
  • Your Health Care Provider: If you are having issues accessing your digital record from the State, it is possible that your health care provider may have record of your COVID-19 vaccination on file that you can access and print. Call your health care provider or login to your health care provider's member portal immunizations page to check.

Please note these options will not provide a replacement paper CDC vaccine card and may not have the vaccine lot numbers.

If you are unable to retrieve your record or if there is an error on your record, the State has created a Virtual Assistant tool to submit requests for Vaccine Record errors. The CDPH states that you should be notified of their findings and remediation actions within 2-3 weeks of submission.

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Last updated October 25, 2021


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