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COVID-19 vaccines

Blue Shield of California is connecting you to the resources you need.

Below is information and resources to help you navigate your COVID-19 vaccine process and to learn more about vaccination developments. We regularly update this page with the latest information available.

Essential information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Your questions answered

Now Vaccinating:

Every Californian 5 and up is eligible for vaccination. Children ages 5 to 11 can now obtain the Pfizer vaccine.

At this time, the FDA has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a third vaccine dose of the Pfizer or Moderna and a second dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in certain immunocompromised or high risk individuals.

Every Californian can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by signing up at or calling (833) 422-4255. If an appointment is not available, you can sign up to be notified when an appointment opens.

Every Californian 16 or older


Every California child ages 12 to 15


Every California child ages 5 to 11


Now Offering Additional Doses or Boosters* to:

Every Californian 65 and older


High risk individuals 18 – 64 years of age


Californians younger than 65 and not high-risk


* The FDA has provided an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a third full strength dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for immunocompromised people to try to get full protection. Booster doses of the Pfizer (full strength) and Moderna (half strength) vaccines have been approved for those over 65, or at high risk of severe COVID-19 (including institutional or occupational exposure) at least 6 months after their second dose. Additionally, a full strength Johnson & Johnson dose may be used as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older, two months after the initial dose. The FDA has announced that any of the three vaccines can be “mixed and matched” for a booster dose.

Administration is managed locally:
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Use the dropdowns below to find vaccine information by county (for the state of California) or by state. This information is updated based on available resources including county public health department websites.

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This information is updated based on available resources including county public health department websites and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Individuals should confirm eligibility when scheduling an appointment.

Find a vaccination location

The COVID-19 vaccines are available to individuals through several options at no cost. Individuals can contact their healthcare provider, reach out to a retail pharmacy, or check their county public health website to schedule an appointment. Employers interested in getting their employees vaccinated can submit an online application for onsite vaccination support, offered by the State of California.

MyTurn is California’s online tool to help everyone schedule a vaccination appointment.