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Update: October 2, 2023
Updated 2023–24 COVID-19 vaccines have begun arriving in pharmacies and clinics, and they help protect against severe disease caused by current variants.
All San Franciscans 6 months and older are urged to receive this updated COVID-19 vaccine in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
If you previously received any COVID-19 vaccine, you should wait at least two months after your last COVID-19 vaccine before getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccines will especially help protect those who are most at risk of developing severe flu or COVID-19 complications such as older adults, people who smoke, or anyone with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. COVID-19 vaccination also decreases the risk of long COVID which can cause prolonged symptoms.
How to Access COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are available at health care providers, pharmacies, and clinics. Vaccines will be covered through all health insurance plans, including Medi-Cal. For those with health insurance, your primary healthcare provider or local pharmacy is your first point of contact to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
For adults without insurance, the federal Bridge Access Program provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines. Many pharmacies participate in this program, so if you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the full cost of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, check with your local pharmacy to see if you can be vaccinated at no cost. A number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and community clinics also participate in this program.
Check vaccines.gov for a map of locations that have the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
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Last updated October 2, 2023