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Last reviewed 7/13/2021

Here’s guidance for our patients about who can get the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get it, plus FAQs about vaccine safety and more.

Who’s eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

All Californians age 12 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Children under 12 will be eligible during a later phase. See details for future phases in California's vaccination plan.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

UCSF Health is offering vaccines at two pop-up clinics in San Francisco. You may drop-in for a vaccine or call (415) 514-7328 to schedule an appointment.

  • Mount Zion: 2356 Sutter St., Ida’s Café, 1st Floor, Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Mission Bay: 1825 4th St., 4th Floor, Mondays & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You can also visit My Turn or your county's vaccine website to make an appointment at state- and county-run vaccination clinics and major pharmacy chains.

Visit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals for vaccination information for pediatric patients. 

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses and two appointments. When you get your first dose, we'll tell you how to schedule your second dose. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is a single dose. All vaccines offer excellent protection against severe COVID-19, and we recommend getting vaccinated when you are eligible.

San Francisco Free MUNI Rides

The San Francisco MTA is offering free MUNI and Paratransit rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The rides are good for trips to any vaccination site. You will have to show your vaccination card or proof of your appointment (such as an email or text confirmation) when you board.

Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

See the latest COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find out what’s safe for you when it comes to socializing with vaccinated or unvaccinated people, other social activities outside the home, domestic and international travel, and more.