The original item was published from March 29, 2021 9:00 AM to March 31, 2021 8:57 AM
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.