Where to Get Vaccines and Boosters

Where to Get Vaccines and Boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expecting a surge of COVID-19 cases in the coming days and weeks.

Please be mindful and take steps to lower your risk:
• Get vaccinated and boosted, if eligible
• Stay home if you are sick or test positive
• Stay home if you are unvaccinated and exposed
• Get tested if you are symptomatic or exposed
• Wear a mask indoors and wash your hands frequently
• Avoid crowded and poorly ventilated indoor settings and avoid large gatherings

If gathering or traveling, get tested before and after, and again 3 to 5 days later

In Alameda, 81.7% of the total population is vaccinated and 49.1% have received booster shots. Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a vaccine and everyone 16 years and older is eligible for their booster six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after their Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

There are several places you can get your free vaccines or booster shots. Free vaccines and booster shots are available with and without an appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov, at https://my.primary.health/r/alco-vax-signup, and at Alameda pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS and Safeway. You can also visit one of these free community vaccine clinics — no appointment needed!

• Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Highland Hospital, 1411 E 31st Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland
• Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., at Roots Community Health Center, 9925 International Blvd, Oakland
• Saturdays, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd, Oakland

To make an appointment by phone, call Alameda County at 510-208-4829 (4VAX) or call My Turn at 833-422-4255. Or contact your healthcare provider directly:
• Sutter Health: Call 844-987-6115
• Kaiser Permanente: Call 866-454-8855
• Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health: Call 650-498-9000
• Children’s Hospital: Call 415-514-1196 Monday-Saturday, 7a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 8a.m.-5p.m. Choose option 2 to speak with an operator
• Alameda Health System: Call 510-437-8500

Everyone 5 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For children 5 to 11 years old, vaccines are currently available at Alameda Walgreens locations and through your pediatrician. Everyone 18 and older should get a booster dose if you completed your vaccination series of Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago or if you received Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago.