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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Please note that the Ann Chandler Clinic is currently fully booked and not currently scheduling appointments until further notice.  

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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Where to get an appointment

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

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. Clinics that list "Pediatric Pfizer vaccines available" offer vaccines for those ages 5-11.

For doses beyond your first at any clinic, bring your CDC vaccination card or digital vaccine record if card is unavailable. 

5+ Vaccine Clinics

These 5+ City-coordinated clinics provide the following vaccine and doses

Book an appointment:

  • Registration and appointment links are posted the Thursday before clinic date.
  • If no appointments appear on the clinic link, appointments are fully booked.
  • Limited walk-up appointments available, subject to staffing and supply.

Parental Consent: Ages 5-17 require parent/guardian consent: in-person, by phone, or via signed form (see sample). Ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult before, during, and after appointment. 

Tuesday, January 25: West Berkeley Clinic
Capoeira Arts Foundation, 1901 San Pablo Ave.

Saturday, January 29: South Berkeley Clinic
Young Adult Project, 1730 Oregon St.

  • 9:00 am- 3:30 pm 
  • Registration and appointment link to be released 1/27 by end of day

18+ Vaccine Clinics

Tuesday, January 25: Dorothy Day Clinic - Downtown Berkeley (18+)
Dorothy Day House, 1931 Center St.

  • Alameda County Community Care Site focused on unhoused population 
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Walk-up only
  • For those that are 18+
  • Moderna and Janssen (J&J) available

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

First and second dose

Anyone aged 5 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine first and second 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. Those between the ages of 5-11 are only eligible to receive the pediatric Pfizer vaccine doses.

Boosters

Booster shots are now available for everyone 12 and older. Those that are ages 12-17 only can receive a Pfizer booster dose.

Ages 12-17

  • A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to people who received their second dose (or third dose if immunocompromised) of Pfizer at least 5 months ago.

Age 18+

  • People in this age group can receive a Booster dose of their choice if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:
    • Pfizer: Received second dose (or third dose if immunocompromised) at least 5 months ago
    • Moderna: Received second dose (or third dose if immunocompromised) at least 5 months ago
    • Johnson & Johnson (J&J): Received single dose at least 2 months ago

It is recommended that if you received a J&J vaccine, you strongly consider a Pfizer or Moderna booster. The J&J COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

Read more boosters and review the booster eligibility chart from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Vaccines for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised People

After completing the primary series, some moderately or severely immunocompromised people should get an additional primary shot. Under CDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Eligbility, some of those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are eligible for an additional (third) dose of select COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna.

Everyone 12 years and older, including immunocompromised people, should get a booster shot. If you are eligible for an additional primary shot, you should get this dose first before you get a booster shot.

Getting your second dose

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. It is important that you receive your second dose to be fully vaccinated.

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.

If getting a two-dose vaccine, it is essential to get both shots and a booster once you are eligible.

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 January 24, 2022


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