Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The State will equitably distribute a safe and effective vaccine to everyone in California who wants it. Californians 50 will be eligible for vaccination starting April 1. Every Californian 16 and up will be eligible for vaccination on April 15, 2021.
How to get vaccinated
How you will be vaccinated depends on when you are eligible and the available supply at the time you are eligible.
Verify your eligibility or schedule with My Turn
Every Californian can sign up at myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to see if it’s their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
People with a high chance of exposure, high-risk, and those 65 or older are eligible for vaccination and can schedule appointments now. If you’re eligible, and live or work in certain counties, you can schedule an appointment through My Turn. Appointments are available in Spanish.
If it’s not your turn yet or appointments are not available, you can register to be notified when you’re eligible or when appointments open up.
Geographic requirements by county
Due to high demand and limited supply, each county is setting their own geographic requirements. Most limit vaccination to those who live or work within the county. Appointments may be cancelled if you don’t meet the local requirements. Check the county’s vaccination website to make sure you are eligible before making an appointment.
Special access code for educators and childcare providers
Educators and childcare providers under age 65 will be able to book an appointment on myturn.ca.gov with a special access code. The state is working with local education and childcare organizations to distribute these codes. Learn more about the K-12 school staff and childcare vaccine allocation plan.
Schedule Your Vaccination
Schedule with a local provider
Some local health jurisdictions provide vaccination appointments separately from My Turn.
You can use the CDC VaccineFinder tool to find vaccination locations near you:
Find Vaccinations Near You
Most Californians will be vaccinated at:
- Community vaccination sites
- Doctor’s offices
For more information on vaccines, click here.
Effective Wednesday, March 31, Orange County (OC) will move into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy after having successfully achieved Orange Tier metrics for two weeks.
As a result, many local businesses and activities in OC will either be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations. Please visit the State’s website at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy, enter Orange in the County field and business or activity of interest in the Activity field and click the Get Latest Risk Levels button to view its status under the Orange Tier.
As an additional resource, residents may visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH Document Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf for the activities and businesses that are permitted under each Tier by the State.
Continued adherence to non-medical public health mitigation measures such as wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, and practicing physical distancing from those outside your household will help limit the impact of variants circulating in Southern California, particularly as more indoor activities open and expand operations.
Residents who have not yet received a vaccination against COVID-19 are encouraged to register at www.Othena.com to be placed in the virtual waiting room and notified when it is their turn to schedule an appointment. For the latest eligibility guidelines, please visit https://coronavirus.egovoc.com/covid-19-vaccination-distribution. Those needing assistance with Othena may call the County of Orange’s COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (714) 834-2000.
Additional information and resources:
• OC COVID-19 case count information as reported to the OC Health Care Agency: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc.
• Vaccines Administered in OC dashboard: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/vaccines-administered-oc
For the latest COVID-19 information, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth).
Tax Deadlines Changed
The deadlines for individuals to file and pay most federal income taxes are extended to May 17, 2021. Get details on the new tax deadlines and on coronavirus tax relief and Economic Impact Payments.