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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Where to get vaccinated in Berkeley

COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone and available drop-in or by 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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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.

July 30, August 6 & 13: South Berkeley Clinic (12+)
Longfellow Middle School, 1500 Derby (enter on Ward St.)

  • Friday, July 30, August 6 & 13: 11am-6:30pm
  • Walk up or create a free Carbon Health account and sign-up online
  • 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.
  • Those receiving a first dose this week at this site may receive second doses at a different Berkeley location.

Tuesday-Saturday: West Berkeley Vaccination site
Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave.

  • Open Tuesday - Saturday through July 31: 9am-5pm
  • Pfizer (12+), Moderna (18+) and Johnson & Johnson (18+) available
  • Walk-up or schedule an appointment on MyTurn: To book through MyTurn, complete eligibility information, then scroll down the "select location" page until you see "Berkeley Adult School Kiosk" There are separate links for the different available vaccines.
  • Drop-ins for second doses welcome - bring your vaccination card
  • Parental consent: Parents or guardians must fill out the online consent form when registering for their appointment.
  • For 2-dose vaccines, staff on-site will schedule second dose appointments at an alternate location 

August 2, 9, 16, 23: Ann Chandler Clinic (18+)
Ann Chandler Public Health Center, 830 University Ave.

  • Monday, August 2, 9, 16, 23: 10am-1pm
  • Walk-up or call 510-981-5350 to make an appointment

More 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 and second doses. 

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

  • 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.

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

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 following recommended timing window when 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 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:

Please note that neither entities will provide a replacement CDC vaccine card or provide vaccine lot numbers.


Last updated July 29, 2021

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