How can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine in California? Here's how it works in every Bay Area county

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to include people 65 and older, Californians with underlying conditions, teachers and food workers, people are asking: Where can I sign up?

The state has set up its "MyTurn" site where you can check your eligibility and make appointments at mass vaccination sites. If you're not currently eligible, you can also sign up to be notified when it's your turn. (You can sign up here.)

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If an appointment isn't available for you through the state portal, several Bay Area counties have also put their own systems into place.

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Here's what we know about how to get a vaccine in every Bay Area county:


Alameda County


Alameda County is following the state's guidance when it comes to which groups are allowed to receive the vaccine first. The county has set up a form you can fill out to be notified when your window opens.

Kaiser Permanente is currently vaccinating members who are health care workers, long-term care patients and staff, and emergency medical workers. If you're 75 or older, Kaiser says it will contact you when they can schedule and appointment for you. You can also call 866-454-8855 to learn more. (More info here.)

Sutter Health has started vaccinating all Phase 1A personnel and those 75 and older. You can visit this site to schedule and appointment. They also have a scheduling call center available at 844-987-6115 .

If you have a different health care provider, Alameda County suggests you contact them directly for information on when you might get a vaccine. You can do that by calling their Health Department at 510-268-2101.

Even with the governor's authorization for those 65 and older to get the vaccine, the county doesn't anticipate vaccinations for that group for weeks.

Contra Costa County


Health care workers and those 65 and older can make an appointment request with the county here or by calling 1-833-829-2626. Click here to fill out the form and click here for more information from county on its next steps. Health care workers employed by Kaiser Permanente should schedule an appointment with Kaiser directly.

Marin County


Health care workers in Marin are being vaccinated by their employers and residents at long-term facilities (like skilled nursing homes) are being vaccinated on site, the county says, as part of Phase 1A of distribution. When it comes to members of the general public, the county says it is prioritizing residents 75 and older as the "next group for vaccination." The county estimates it has about 25,000 residents in that age group. Exactly which populations are being vaccinated in the county at this point and time depends on the health care provider; the county breaks it down group-by-group here.

Interested residents can sign up to be notified when they're eligible here as well as by calling 415-473-4381.

Napa County


Napa County has already started vaccinating residents 75 and older. When that phase is complete, they'll move onto Phase 1B starting with residents 65 and older. If you're interested in receiving a vaccination in that next phase, you can fill out a form here so you can be notified as soon as it's available. More information from the county can be found here and you can call 707-253-4270 to learn more.

San Francisco County


Health care workers and nursing home residents are already getting vaccinated in San Francisco. Those 65 and older are also eligible, but have to coordinate an appointment with their health care provider as supply is limited. The city allows you to sign up to be notified when it's your turn to get the vaccine. You can sign up on here. You can also contact them by calling 415-554-2500. According to the website, you may not get a notification for months (depending on your age and occupation), because vaccines are in limited supply.

To contact UCSF for further information you can email them at COVIDVaccine@ucsf.edu or call them at 415-514-6000.

San Mateo County


As of Jan. 22, San Mateo County is transitioning from Phase 1A of distribution (health care workers and nursing home residents) to the beginning of Phase 1B (residents 65 and older). Most vaccinations are occurring through health care providers. The county has information on eligibility and sign-up rules for Blue Shield, Kaiser, San Mateo Medical Center, Stanford, Sutter/PAMF, veterans and uninsured residents here. You can also contact the county regarding COVID-19 vaccines by calling 650-573-2222.

Santa Clara County


Health care workers and nursing home residents are eligible for the vaccine regardless of provider. The county health system, Kaiser and Palo Alto Medical Foundation have started scheduling appointments for residents 75 and older. Stanford has started vaccinating residents 65 and older. Interested Santa Clara County residents should talk to their health care providers about getting an appointment for a vaccine, the county said. More information on how to schedule an appointment with your provider can be found here and you can also reach out by calling 408-992-4900.

You can learn more about Stanford's plans for vaccine rollout by calling 650-498-9000 or visiting here.

Solano County


Solano County is still working its way through Phase 1A of vaccine distribution (see if that applies to you here) and says that anyone who falls into those categories should coordinate getting vaccinated with their medical provider. Residents 75 and older are now eligible; those 65 and older are next in line.

You can contact the county's health department for more information by calling 707-784-8988.

Sonoma County


As of Jan. 22 the county was only vaccinating health care workers and nursing home residents, but you can check here to track the county's progress through the phases here. "Individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated should first contact their health care provider or primary care physician for information on how they can receive a vaccine or to make an appointment," Sonoma County says on its site. For more information, the county's health department can be reached at 707-565-4700.

Lake County


Vulnerable elderly people, teachers and school staff are now able to make vaccine appointments in Lake County. They report their stock is low but are looking forward to receiving more in the coming weeks. Lake County public health officials can be reached by email at MHOAC@lakecountyca.gov or by phone at 707-263-8174.

Santa Cruz County


Santa Cruz County is currently in Phase 1B making the vaccine available to seniors 75 and up. Health care workers have been able to receive the vaccine under the previous Phase 1A. Santa Cruz County health officials are available by phone at 831-454-4000 and visiting their site here.

More information by health care provider



Kaiser Permanente


UCSF
  • Website
  • Phone Number: 415-514-6000
  • E-mail: COVIDVaccine@ucsf.edu


Sutter Health


Stanford Medical Center


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