What you need to know
Everyone 5 and older can get the vaccine now.
People under 18 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. However, not all sites will have the Pfizer vaccine. Check when you book.
People under 18 should get permission from a parent or guardian to be vaccinated. Learn more.
Vaccines & boosters
There are 3 COVID-19 vaccines available now: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Pfizer is now fully approved by the FDA.
Both Pfizer and Moderna require 2 doses, several weeks apart. You must go to 2 appointments. With all vaccines, you will be fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your final dose.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single shot. If you got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, you are fully vaccinated.
Where to get the vaccine
Make an appointment with your doctor or at a nearby pharmacy or vaccine site. Though some sites might take drop-ins, people with appointments have priority.
You can also get vaccinated at community vaccine events or some community clinics.
When your immune system is compromised
If your immune system is moderately or severely compromised, you may need an extra dose of the vaccine. This extra dose may not be the same as a booster. Talk to your doctor.
How vaccines work
The vaccine teaches our cells to make harmless proteins that look like the virus. Your immune system recognizes that this protein does not belong, and builds an immune response to get rid of it.
Your immune system can then fight the real virus if you are exposed later.
About SF’s vaccination rollout
If you live, work, or learn in SF, sign up for an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Answers to common questions about the vaccine for people under 18.
See if there’s a vaccine event you’re eligible for, or if there’s an event near you.
People getting their first shot at select SF vaccine sites can get a free pair of tickets to a Giants game.
Help register visitors, or provide vaccinations if you have a medical credential.
About the State and federal vaccination rollout
Every California resident who has or will get vaccinated is eligible. See details about prizes.
Directions for how Californians should be prioritized for vaccines, from CDPH.
Help make sure vaccination in California is equitable. You can attend meetings and give public comment.
COVID-19 information for San Francisco
Official instructions about becoming a vaccine provider in SF.
Official instructions about requirements to operate your business.
Information about the vaccine, and detailed instructions about staying healthy during the pandemic.
See how many San Franciscans have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.