California has opened vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 and over. Right now Pfizer is the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration for those younger than 18. Pfizer’s vaccine was approved for use in 12- to 17-year-olds because the company included that age range in its clinical trials. While we await approval of more vaccines for teens, we have compiled a list of locations to get the Pfizer vaccine. For teens booking appointments, it’s important to know that you will need parental or guardian consent to get vaccinated in California if you are under age 18. When a 12- or 17-year-old gets a vaccination, a parent or guardian must also be present and a photo ID is required.
See below to find your county’s local health order and information on where to get vaccinated if you’re 12 or older
- Current eligibility for vaccinations
- Alameda County residents, ages 12+.
- Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are only approved for 18+.
- Everyone 12 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in California.
- All Californians ages 12 and older are eligible to get vaccinated at no cost. People ages 12 and older who live or work in Contra Costa County can get vaccinated with Contra Costa Health Services by scheduling an appointment or visiting a walk-in vaccination clinic.
- People under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or have a parent/guardian we can contact by phone during the vaccination. Click here to learn how to get vaccinated with other providers
- People age 12 – 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Learn more about eligibility requirements and the State of California’s distribution framework.
- If you are eligible, sign up for an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- All individuals age 12 and older who live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara County are eligible to be vaccinated.
- New appointments are regularly added by the County of Santa Clara Health System and all other providers, and many providers are now adding appointments. Please check this website for updates.
- We are vaccinating people 12 years and older who live or work in SF.
- Under 18: Only some sites can vaccinate people under 18. Check each site when you book. People under 18 also need permission from a parent or guardian to be vaccinated.
- Weekly clinics at the San Mateo County Event Center open to all those who live or work in San Mateo County will begin Thursday, April 29. The County will operate 2-3 weekly events going forward, depending on supply.
- The Event Center has the capacity to administer approximately 4,000 doses in a day. Appointments are accessed via MyTurn. Appointments for the Event Center clinics will be available approximately three days before the date of the event for anyone who is registered in MyTurn and lives or works in San Mateo County.
- For more information related to vaccines visit the San Mateo County Health website.
Use VaccineFinder to help you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.
All counties have different requirements, but most will require some form of identification (ID, driver’s license, passport, or school ID).