Get vaccinated against COVID-19

Sign up for an appointment or drop in to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

What to do

Book an appointment or drop in at a general public vaccine site

The City is partnering with healthcare providers to operate vaccine sites for people who live, work, or learn in SF.

Community vaccine events are not listed as sites. Check for a vaccine event near you

Get vaccinated at your home, work, or event. If you have a group of 5 people or more, we will bring the COVID-19 vaccine to you.

Vaccine types

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. See more about getting vaccinated if you are under 18.

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.

Supplemental doses

If you got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, you are fully vaccinated. SFDPH does not recommend a supplemental dose. Find out more about supplemental doses

Cost and insurance

Vaccines are free to people who live, work, or learn 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.

Take Lyft or Uber for free, to and from getting your vaccine 

Use the app to find a ride. See details from Lyft or Uber.

Book an appointment with your private healthcare provider

You can check with your healthcare provider to see if they have appointments. 

Dignity Health

Kaiser Permanente

Sutter Health

UCSF Health

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 should get permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated. Check each vaccine site for details.

Special cases

People under 18

In general, people under 18 should get permission from a parent or guardian to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

See vaccine resources for people under 18 for answers to common questions about the vaccine.

Second doses

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. 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 must reschedule your second dose, contact the location where you got your first. If you cannot get a second dose at the same place you got your first, you can go to:

  • If you went to Moscone Center South, book a second dose appointment at a neighborhood clinic.
  • If you went to City College, book a second dose appointment at a neighborhood clinic.
  • Walgreens (appointment and drop-in)
  • CVS (appointment and drop-in)
  • Maxine Hall at 1181 Golden Gate Avenue (drop-in for Moderna second doses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 am to 12 pm and 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays 9 am to 12 pm)
  • Southeast Health Center at 2401 Keith Street (drop-in for second doses daily 9 am to 4 pm)
  • Zuckerberg SF General at 1001 Potrero Avenue (drop-in for second doses of Pfizer, Monday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, or second doses of Moderna on Tuesdays 8 am to 4 pm)
  • AITC Immunization & Travel Clinic at 101 Grove Street, Room 102 (book online or email sfvaxnow@sfdph.org to make an appointment, or if you have more questions, call 628-652-2700)
Third doses

People who have moderately or severely compromised immune systems may benefit from an additional dose to make sure they have enough protection against COVID-19. See if you meet the eligibility criteria for a third dose.

If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, talk to your health care provider about the benefits and risks of getting a third dose.

If your health care provider recommends a third dose of the vaccine, you can usually get the third dose from your health care provider. If you can't get the third dose from your health care provider, you can get one from another vaccine site

A third dose should come at least 28 days after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

The CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other group of people.

If you are immunocompromised, you should continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain social distance from other people. 

See the August 18, 2021 Health Order for more information.

Get help

SFDPH COVID-19 vaccine call center

Call 628-652-2700 to book an appointment, find a drop-in site, or if you have questions about the vaccine. You can also email sfvaxnow@sfdph.org.

 

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco.

Last updated September 20, 2021