We hope these times find you and your family in good health. We’re reaching out to you to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and its availability. As the situation is changing every day, we’ve compiled a shortlist of links to information that is updated frequently.
The website (https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/) is the State government’s page about vaccines in California.
Each county has a different system for determining eligibility and methods of registration:
– If you are in Santa Clara County, and would like to speak on the phone with someone to receive guidance about how to access the vaccine, you can call the helpline at: 408-970-2999. In Santa Clara county depending on the healthcare system you are currently in, guidance on registration for vaccines is provided in: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/COVID19-vaccine-information-for-public.aspx
– If you are in San Mateo County, please reach out to your primary health care provider and also review the updates provided in https://www.smchealth.org/covid-19-vaccination
– If you are in Alameda County, please check out information in https://www.alamedaca.gov/ALERTS-COVID-19/Vaccine-Information
– If you reside in Marin County, please check out: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/vaccine/status
– For Contra Costa County, the following information could be helpful:
COVID-19 Call Center at 1-844-729-8410
Vaccine appointment phone lines – 1-833-VAX-COCO (1-833-829-2626)
– For San Francisco County, you can register at: https://sf.gov/get-notified-when-youre-eligible-covid-19-vaccine
– If you are residing in Santa Cruz County: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/CommunicableDiseaseControl/CoronavirusHome/Vaccine.aspx
http://vaccinateca.com/ is a volunteer effort to catalog vaccine availability in California. Volunteers have called specific sites and collect information about whether they have vaccines, who they are vaccinating, and how to sign up to be vaccinated at that location.
Finally, we understand that some of you and your loved ones may have concerns about the vaccine. We have found the following two links to be helpful.
– How to talk to your friends and family (Healthline)
– This personal story from a black doctor who was hesitant but changed her mind (NBC News)
We welcome information on Covid-19 vaccine that could be useful to our friends and family during these extraordinary times. You can send your information to [email protected].