Get vaccinated against COVID-19

If you live or work in SF sign up for an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

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. 

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.

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 will need permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated, except under certain limited circumstances. Check each vaccine site for details.

Special cases

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. 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:

To get on a second dose waitlist, call 628-652-2700 or email covidvax@sfdph.org. We can contact you once there is an available appointment. Vaccine supply is very limited through this method.

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.

Get help

If you have questions about the vaccine, talk to your healthcare provider.

 

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

Last updated May 07, 2021