Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Page last updated/reviewed: 9/15/2023


Updated vaccines that are effective against current COVID-19 variants will be arriving soon.

  • On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action to approve and authorize updated (monovalent) mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The updated vaccines are expected to provide better protection against COVID-19 from the currently circulating variant
  • As part of this action, the bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are no longer available (authorized for use) in the U.S.
  • On September 12, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter.
    • Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available in the coming weeks.
  • For more information, please contact your healthcare provider and visit for updates.

COVID-19 vaccinations are safe, convenient, and available at no-cost from multiple vaccine providers, including pharmacies and health centers in San Diego County. Use to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

Get Vaccinated at a Site Near You

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Contact your healthcare provider, or visit, to schedule an appointment.


Visit a Public Health Center throughout San Diego County.


For residents that are homebound and would like to receive their COVID and/or flu vaccine at home, contact the homebound vaccine program or call 2-1-1.


What to Bring to Your Vaccination 

Items required at the time of vaccination depend on a person’s age.

Adults (18 years and older at the time of vaccination)

  • Photo ID or other method of identification. Documentation examples: birth certificate, passport, Provisional Driver's Permit (Learner's Permit), Consular Card.

Minors (6 months to 17 years old)

  • All eligible minors may visit a vaccination site without an appointment and without bringing any documentation (photo ID and proof of age) IF a parent, legal guardian, or relative caregiver is with them at the site.
  • If a minor will not have an adult present with them at the vaccination site, an appointment needs to be made AND their parent or legal guardian will need to complete the Consent Form for Minors to provide their consent in advance. Parental consent is required for all eligible minors to be vaccinated. See consent forms below.

Caregiver Affidavit Form
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Consent Form for Minors - Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
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Community Vaccination Events

See the list below for upcoming, no-cost, County sponsored community vaccine walk-up events (no appointment required). 

Interested in offering the COVID-19 vaccine at your event? Click here, or the button below, to submit a request.