What to do
Book an appointment at a general public vaccine site
The City is partnering with healthcare providers to operate vaccine sites for people who live or work in San Francisco.
Community vaccine events are not listed as sites. Check for a vaccine event near you.
You can get vaccinated with one of 3 brands: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Check availability when booking.
If you are under 18, Pfizer is the only vaccine type approved for you.
If you get either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine, you must get 2 doses to be fully vaccinated. If you get the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you only need a single dose.
All vaccine types are tested, safe, and highly effective.
Cost and insurance
Vaccines are free to people who live and work in San Francisco. You do not need insurance to get the vaccine.
Ride Muni or Paratransit for free, to and from your appointment
On Muni, show your vaccine card or proof of your appointment. You can also show an email confirmation or a photo of your card. See SF guidance on traveling on public transit.
For Paratransit information, see the SFMTA website.
For your appointment
Your email confirmation will have information about what to bring.
You may be asked for:
- Photo ID
- Proof of address, if using a drop-in site limited by zip code (such as a utility bill)
People under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated, except under certain limited circumstances. Check each vaccine site for details.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines need 2 doses. You should get your second dose as close to the recommended interval as possible:
- Pfizer 3 weeks (21 days) apart
- Moderna 4 weeks (28 days) apart
If this is not possible, you can get your second dose up to 6 weeks (42 days) after your first dose. Even if your second dose is delayed beyond 42 days, you should still get it. You will not have to restart the vaccine series.
You should get your second dose at the same site where you got your first dose. It is hard to get second doses separately from another site. Each site needs to make sure they have enough vaccines for people coming back for their second doses. Do not miss your appointment if you can help it.
If you have an emergency and must reschedule your second dose, contact the location where you got your first. If you absolutely cannot get a second dose at the same place you got your first, check for a second dose appointment at:
Prioritized neighborhood vaccine sites
Certain communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Those communities have been historically underserved by the healthcare system.
San Francisco has set up neighborhood vaccine sites in some of those neighborhoods. These vaccine sites run in partnership with community-based organizations.
You need an invitation from a community partner to get an appointment at these sites. These sites are not open to the public now.
Last updated May 07, 2021