COVID-19 Vaccinations are Available for People 16+
All San Francisco residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Every eligible resident should visit SF.gov/getvaccinated to learn about options for receiving the vaccine and to find links to book appointments at different vaccination sites.
Currently, vaccine supplies are extremely limited. It may take several weeks to find an available appointment. Please keep checking to book your appointment.
The City is asking everyone to be patient and to keep checking the City's COVID-19 vaccination page regularly for updates. You should accept the first vaccine that is offered, with the exception of people 16 and 17 years old, for whom Pfizer is currently the only approved vaccine.
For the most current list of vaccine sites in San Francisco, click here.
Book an Appointment with Your Private Healthcare Provider
Check with your healthcare provider to make an appointment.
City of San Francisco Has Several Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccine Sites as Part of Equity Strategy
To ensure low-barrier access to vaccines for communities hardest hit by COVID-19, the City and County of San Francisco has opened several vaccination sites in Excelsior, Bayview, Mission, Sunnydale/Visitacion Valley, and Lakeview. Click here for details about address locations and hours of service.
Will there be a cost for getting the vaccine from my health plan?
Under the public health emergency, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available with $0 cost-share to you regardless of where you get the vaccine. This applies when two doses are required, based on the following:
- Employer and Individual health plans: Members will have $0 cost-share at both in- and out-of-network providers through the national public health emergency period.
- Medicare health plans: Members will have $0 cost-share on vaccines at both in- and out-of-network providers through December 31, 2021.
Do I still have to socially distance and wear a mask after receiving the vaccine?
Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue taking all the steps available to us to help stop this pandemic, like wearing masks, washing hands often, and social distancing.
Make sure you are following these simple steps to help protect your health:
- Get a flu shot
- Make sure doctor visits are up to date
- Wear a mask
- Continue to social distance
- Wash your hands
- If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you experience symptoms, get tested.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The CDC and FDA have released a joint statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.
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- Blue Shield of CA Trio and Access+ HMO COVID-19 members, click here.
- UHC PPO and UHC Medicare Advantage PPO click here. UHC has a helpful COVID-19 vaccine page here.
- Kaiser Permanente HMO and Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage HMO click here. Kaiser members can hear the latest information, 24 hours a day on COVID-19 vaccines by calling (855) 550-0951.
- CVS Pharmacies are scheduling vaccinations for people meeting certain criteria.
- Sign up for SF72.org to receive public safety alerts on your mobile devices. Text COVID19SF to 888-777 to get updates from ALERTSF.
- SF's Department of Human Resources COVID-19 Resource page for Active City & County Employees
- The COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for the City and County of San Francisco (pdf)
- Current San Francisco case numbers, Health Orders and Press Releases
- GetTestedSF: COVID-19 Testing Information