COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone and available by drop-in or appointment at pharmacies, health care providers, and pop-up clinics across Berkeley and the region. You do not need insurance to get vaccinated. You will not be asked about immigration status.
New boosters to protect against recent Omicron variants are available for those 5 and older at all City of Berkeley coordinated vaccine clinics. You are eligible for the booster if you are at least 5 years old, have completed the primary two-dose series, and it has been at least two months since your last dose.
Berkeley Public Health vaccine clinics
For doses beyond your first at any clinic, bring your CDC vaccination card or digital vaccine record if card is unavailable.
Berkeley Public Health coordinates COVID-19 vaccine clinics for ages 6 months and older. The clinics provide the following vaccine and doses:
Ages 12+: Pfizer first, second, and bivalent booster doses
Ages 5–11: Pfizer first, second, and bivalent booster doses
Ages 6 months–4 years: Pfizer first and second doses
Parental Consent: Ages 6 months–17 require parent/guardian consent: in-person, by phone, or via signed form (see sample). Ages 6 months–15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult before, during, and after the appointment.
Saturday January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2023
Judge Henry Ramsey Jr. South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
OTHER COVID-19 VACCINE PROVIDERS
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available through other sources including some that offer same-day appointments or drop-in vaccinations for both first, second doses, and additional doses (for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems).
The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone. You do not need insurance to get vaccinated.
MyTurn: Use myturn.ca.gov to schedule appointments at many sites across the state and region, MyTurn is available in 14 languages
Vaccines.gov: Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment
CA COVID-19 hotline: Call (833) 422-4255 to schedule appointments by phone. Translators are available to support 250 languages
COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY
While everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, different age group and risk groups have different vaccines they are eligible for.
Everyone 5 years and older, including immunocompromised people, should get a booster shot. If you are eligible for an additional primary shot, you should get this dose first before you get a booster shot.
See CDC guidance on timing of vaccine doses for further information.
Ages 6 months to 4 years old
- Primary vaccine series: Either a 2-dose Moderna series or a 3-dose Pfizer series
Ages 5 and 11
- Primary vaccine series: Either Pediatric Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series (two doses only)
- Booster: Pediatric Pfizer booster 2 months or later after last dose of primary series
- Primary vaccine series: Either Pfizer or Moderna primary two dose vaccine series
- Booster: Updated (bivalent) Pfizer booster 5 months or later after the last dose of their primary series or original (monovalent) booster
- Primary vaccine series:
- Pfizer and Moderna two dose series
- Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine (Moderna/Pfizer preferred*)
- Booster: Updated (bivalent) Moderna or Pfizer booster 5 months or later after the last dose of their primary series or original (monovalent) booster
Lost and incorrect vaccine card
Vaccination records are maintained by the State. If you have lost your COVID-19 CDC vaccine card, obtain a record of your immunization through:
- CA Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record: A digital vaccine record that details your COVID-19 vaccination, as stored in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), that includes COVID-19 vaccination dates, vaccine type received and a QR code. Request your Digital Record from the State online and download the image and save for your records
- Your Health Care Provider: If you are having issues accessing your digital record from the State, it is possible that your health care provider may have record of your COVID-19 vaccination. Call your health care provider or login to your health care provider's member portal immunizations page to check
If you are unable to retrieve your record or if there is an error on your record, the State has created a Virtual Assistant tool to submit requests for Vaccine Record errors.
- COVID-19 Vaccines (California Department of Public Health)
- Vaccine factsheets:
- Boosters Q&A (California Department of Public Health)
- After your primary vaccine series(CDC)
- City of Berkeley Health Orders
- Ensuring vaccine safety (CDC)
Last updated January 3, 2022