COVID-19 Vaccination Sites & Appointments
COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. As more vaccines become available—and as more people get vaccinated—we will be able to resume many of the activities we missed in the last year. Vaccines are expected to be available to everyone by Summer 2021.
The County of San Diego is only vaccinating people who live or
work in San Diego County AND are part of one of the
- Healthcare workers and all others in Phase 1A
- Persons aged 50 years old and above
- Persons at risk of occupational exposure through their work in the following sectors:
- Additional Eligible Groups
Please be advised appointments made by persons not meeting this current eligibility will not be honored by sites and individuals will be turned away. For those requiring second doses (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), the CDC recommends receiving the second dose within 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If you are unable to get vaccinated within that exact timeframe, you do not need to restart the series.
Get Vaccinated at a Location Near You
Doctors, pharmacies, community clinics, and other healthcare providers are working to provide vaccinations to San Diegans in the priority groups. While vaccines have arrived in the region, supplies remain extremely limited.
Please be patient—as supply increases, providers will be able to perform more vaccinations.
- If you have a healthcare provider or are enrolled with a local healthcare system, please wait to be notified by them. If you do not have a doctor or other healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 to be connected with one.
- For those unable to get a vaccination from a healthcare provider, the County of San Diego and it's partners are offering vaccinations to individuals in eligible priority groups. Appointments and proof of eligibility are required at all sites. Space is limited and appointments are updated regularly. See Vaccination Locations and Vaccination Schedule below for more details.
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Free COVID-19 vaccines may be available through other organizations. Click here for more information on organizations offering free COVID-19 vaccinations.
Individuals must be able to show they live OR work in San Diego County AND meet the current eligibility requirements at the time of their appointment to be vaccinated. You will need to bring a photo ID (school or work ID, membership card, etc.) AND at least one of the documents listed below for proof of eligibility:
PROOF OF RESIDENCY (must include San Diego County address with
- Photo ID
- Home utility bill, such as gas, electricity, water/sewer, or cable/internet issued in the past 60 days (cell phone bills OK)
- Current mortgage, housing, or property tax paperwork
- Insurance policy or banking/credit card statement
PROOF OF HIGH-RISK MEDICAL CONDITION OR DISABILITY
- You will be asked to confirm that you have an eligible health condition or high-risk disability
PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT IN AN ELIGIBLE SECTOR
Documentation to show proof of employment in eligible sector should include:
Additional documentation options for specific groups are provided below. All proof of employment documents should have employer/company name and address.
|GROUP||OTHER DOCUMENTATION OPTIONS|
|Healthcare Workers & Others in Phase 1A|| |
|Informal Caregivers (eligible under Phase 1A-Healthcare Workers)|| |
|Emergency Services Sector (eligible under Phase 1B)|| |
|Childcare & Education Sector (eligible under Phase 1B)|| |
|Food & Agriculture Sector: Food Handlers (eligible under Phase 1B)|| |
|Food & Agriculture Sector: Agricultural Workers (eligible under Phase 1B)|| |
- Take it easy the night before to ensure potential symptoms are
not a result of other unrelated activities.
- Anticipate the COVID-19 vaccines may cause minor side effects in some people, like sore muscles, feeling tired, or mild fever.
- Do not take acetaminophen or ibuprofen in
anticipation of potentially having side effects from the
- Taking these medications for the purpose of preventing post-vaccination symptoms is not currently recommended.
- When you go to your appointment,
- Watch your distance - stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
During Your Vaccination Appointment
- A COVID-19 vaccination card will be given to you when you
receive your first dose of the vaccine. It will list:
- The type of vaccine you received.
- The date you received it.
- Where you received it.
- Keep this
vaccination card in a safe place and bring it with you to your
second dose appointment.
- If you have a smartphone with you, it is recommended you take a picture of your vaccination card in case you misplace the physical card between appointments.
- You will also receive a fact sheet that tells you more about the COVID-19 vaccine you received.
- You will be monitored for allergic reactions on-site for 15-30 minutes.
- You will be advised to register for v-safe
- Personalized health check-ins,
- Reminders to get your second dose,
- Quickly tells the CDC if you have any side effects, and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
After Your Vaccination Appointment
- It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.
- The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require
two shots for them to work best.
- The vaccine is most effective 2 weeks following your second dose.
- Continue to wash your hands.
- Continue to watch your distance.
- Continue to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when in contact with others outside your household.
Scheduling Your Second Vaccination Appointment
Depending on where you received your first vaccine dose, how you schedule your second dose may differ. You may also find this information through the Vaccination Sites by Locations map or Vaccination Sites by Day list when you select a location.
*** For County Managed Locations; if you scheduled your first dose prior to 1/23/2021, you will receive a link that will include available dates and locations for you to schedule your second dose within 7 days from your second dose date.
There are different appointment scheduling systems and based on where you received your first dose, please see below for second dose information:
|City of San Diego Vaccination Program|| |
|County Managed Locations: MyTurn|| |
|Rady Children’s Hospital: MyChart|
|Sharp Locations: PrepMod|| |
|UC San Diego Health: MyChart|| |