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Last reviewed 5/29/2021

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 has joined the California MyTurn system, so you can make your appointment at UCSF or another location directly through MyTurn.

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

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

UCSF is offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment at City College of San Francisco. In an effort to focus our vaccination efforts, we're no longer vaccinating people at our Parnassus Heights campus, and our vaccination site at the Rutter Center at the Mission Bay campus will be closed as of April 29.

Following CDC and FDA guidance, UCSF is again offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna require two doses and two appointments. When you get your first dose, we'll tell you how to schedule your second 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.