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COVID-19 Vaccination Guide: When and Where Those Eligible Can Get Vaccinated

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As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, you're probably wondering when and where you can get vaccinated.

First, you have to be eligible. In California, vaccines are being distributed in phases. Here's more information on that strategy. You can also use the interactive tool below to get an idea on where you stand in the vaccination line.

When Could I Get the Vaccine?

Answer the questions to calculate your risk profile and see where you fall in your county's and state's vaccine lineup. This estimate is based on a combination of vaccine rollout recommendations from the CDC and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group, see this methodology.
Source: the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 by Ariadne Labs and the Surgo Foundation
Interactive by Amy O’Kruk/NBC

Next, it's best to check how vaccines are being distributed in your county. Below is a county-by-county breakdown of what Bay Area officials want you to know:

Santa Clara County

Those eligible may contact the following health providers to make an appointment:

Eligible individuals whose primary care provider is not with Kaiser, PAMF, Stanford or SCVMC can be vaccinated through: 

The county has warned of unofficial texts inviting residents to make a vaccination appointment in the county. They reassure that the texts wrongfully claim an "extra" supply of vaccines and provides a link to register for one of the county's vaccination sites.

Contra Costa County

The county's distribution phases page has details about who is now eligible to be vaccinated. 

San Francisco

The following groups of people are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the city and county of San Francisco. Officials ask people to contact their health care provider for information about appointments.

  • Frontline health care workers
  • Long-term care residents
  • People over the age of 65

For more information, click here.

Solano County

Solano County officials ask those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to coordinate with their health care providers for an appointment:

  • Kaiser Permanente: 1-866-454-8855
  • NorthBay Healthcare: Qualified recipients will be contacted by NorthBay
  • Sutter Health: (844) 987-6115
  • Community Medical Centers:707-359-1800 
  • Family Health Services: 707-784-2010
  • La Clinica de la Raza: 510-535-4000
  • OLE Health: 707-419-8989

For more information, click here.

San Mateo County

San Mateo County officials have made it clear that though the state is allowing adults 65 years of age and older (Phase 1B) to get the vaccine, they have not yet moved to that phase. They continue to prioritize reaching those in Phase 1A.

  • Frontline health care workers
  • Long-term care residents

They ask qualifying residents to contact their health care provider for the most accurate and updated information on how to book appointments.

More information on the county's strategy, here.

Alameda County

The following groups of people are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Alameda County. Officials ask people to contact their health care provider for information about appointments.

  • Frontline health care workers
  • Long-term care residents
  • People over the age of 65

For more information, click here.

Napa County

Napa County is doing things a little differently. They ask residents to sign a "COVID Vaccine Interest Form," which can be accessed here.

The form will determine residents' eligibility and once that's approved, more information on appointments will be provided.

For help or any questions regarding the form, the Napa County Public Information line can be reached at 707-253-4540.

More information, here.

Marin County

Health care workers in Marin County will be vaccinated at their place of employment or at a public health vaccine event. Detailed information below:

  • Health care workers who work for hospitals in Marin County are being vaccinated by their employers.
  • Health care workers and residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are being vaccinated onsite by the facility staff, Marin Public Health or by staff from CVS through a federal pharmacy program. 
  • Health care workers and residents of other long-term care facilities with congregate living, such as assisted living, will be vaccinated onsite by staff from CVS through a federal pharmacy program, OR at a special vaccination site.
  • Public Health is vaccinating other health care workers at special vaccination sites. Learn more about vaccinations for health care workers.

As for the general public, the county says it will "have a wider range of vaccine options, such as their medical provider, local healthcare clinics, commercial pharmacies, additional employer-based vaccine events, and public health mass vaccination events."

More information, here.

Sonoma County

According to the county's website, individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated should first contact their health-care provider or primary care physician for information on how they can receive a vaccine or to make an appointment.

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