The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to ages 5 and up in San Diego County at no cost. Below, you can find information about vaccination locations, first, second, and booster vaccine shots, transportation resources, and what to bring with you to get vaccinated depending on your age. Local and state information is also available, including what you can do to help, updated state information, and legislative updates.

If you’d like to review claims and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure you’re informed before making vaccine-related decisions, please visit the County’s website to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

The County of San Diego Government has set up several vaccination locations across the county. Appointment requirements vary by location. Please refer to details from each specific location. As additional sites are activated, details will be provided via the links below. Please continue to check there for new listings.

If you have any questions, please either call 2-1-1 San Diego, or email the County at covidvaxinquiry.hhsa@sdcounty.ca.gov. Please note that emailing the county does have a 3-4 day response rate.

Vaccines.Gov is a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations. They work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services. Pharmacies such as CVS and Vons, not found on the links above, are listed at this website.

You can also text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Vaccine Resources

Second Vaccine Shots

You do not need to receive your vaccination at the same location you received your first. You only need to make sure you receive the same vaccination shot as the first time (Pfizer, Janssen, or Moderna).

If you were not prompted to make your second appointment when you had your first, need to reschedule, want to schedule for your family or group, or are in need of an in-home visit or transportation, visit California Public Health’s MyTurn.

Booster Shots

If you would like to review whether or not you should receive a booster vaccine shot, which vaccine booster shot you should choose, or data supporting need for a booster shot, visit the CDC’s website below.

Transportation Resources

If you or your loved one is not able to drive to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Lyft is offering FREE rides to and from vaccination appointments.

What to Bring

Please review the information below based on the age of the individual being vaccinated.

Minors: ages 5-17

  • Can only receive Pfizer vaccine
  • For a walk-up/no appointment, a minor must have legal guardian, parent, or relative caregiver with them. No documentation is needed to verify age. If a relative caregiver is present, they must complete the caregiver affidavit form, found below.
  • If adult is not able to be present, an appointment needs to be made, and a consent form must be filled out in advance and brought to the appointment. Minor must bring photo ID AND proof of age.
  • The consent form for minors is available in the following languages. Click to access: English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese 
  • The caregiver affidavit form is available in the following languages. Click to access: English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese 

Adults: ages 18 and older

  • Must be 18 years at time of vaccination
  • Must show photo ID AND proof of age. One document that shows both is acceptable.
  • Photo ID examples:
    • school ID
    • work badge
    • membership card
  • Proof of age documentation:
    • birth certificate
    • US or foreign passport
    • passport card
    • driver license
    • military card
    • military dependent’s ID card
    • permanent resident card
    • state identification card
    • citizen certificate
    • naturalization certificate

To review data supporting recommendations for children and teens, visit the CDC’s website below.

What You Can Do

Many people are wondering how they can support their neighbors, health care workers, and other essential service workers during this time. Check back below in the coming days for additional ways you can support the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

State and National Coronavirus Information

See links below for additional information about COVID-19 cases, public closures, and emergency response announcements.

Legislative Updates

For up-to-date legislative news and updates, review the Association of California Healthcare Districts COVID news page.

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