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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The best news yet for 2021 is that the COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in California. But navigating through all the information surrounding how, when and where to receive the vaccine can be a challenge. The reference staff at MI Library has compiled a list of websites to help you sign up for notices, find out when it's your turn, and access other important COVID-19 resources. 

If you do not have internet service at home, call 2-1-1 for updated COVID-19 information. 

  1. California Department of Public Health's My Turn website:

You can determine your eligibility and sign up for vaccine alerts here. 

  1. San Francisco Department of Public Health:

Sign up for alerts from the SFDPH, find information on COVID-19 testing, city services, free or low-cost internet access, and learn about the safety of the vaccine.

  1. In San Francisco, get notified when you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

  1. Alameda County Public Health Department:

You'll find vaccine guidance and other resources here. 

  1. California State COVID-19 website:

You'll find a wealth of information here, including how to get vaccinated by county, how to determine if you are in the high risk category, vaccine locations, vaccine statistics by county, and what to expect after getting vaccinated.

  1. The State of California's COVID-19 Hotline number is 1-833-422-4255. The line is open M-F 8am-8pm and Sat-Sun 8am-5pm.

  1. If you are not in the Bay Area, you will find your local health department website anywhere in the United States from this website:

  1. National Public Radio has an online tool to help you understand the COVID-19 vaccine sign up process in any state:

  1. Check the websites of your local pharmacies, such as Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens to see if they have vaccination appointments. If you want to know which pharmacies are participating in a federal partnership to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, you will find a list on this website:

  1. Check with your medical insurance provider to see if they have an alert system to notify you when vaccines are available. 

Note: Librarians Taryn Edwards and Myles Cooper contributed to this resource list.

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021 by Celeste Steward