COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Information

LATEST UPDATED: 10/1/2021, 9:00 a.m. 

California vaccination plan

Vaccinating Now

  • People age 12 and older

Later Phase

  • People under age 12

Chinese Hospital and Clinics vaccination appointments

We’re offering vaccinations at many of our locations. Please call 1-628-228-2828 to schedule an appointment. Please note that the vaccine we are currently offering is Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, which is authorized for use in people 18 and older. To schedule an appointemnt for youth ages12-15, please visit: myturn.ca.gov

Pfizer Booster Shots for At-Risk People

The CDC has released booster shot recommendations for some high-risk groups who received Pfizer vaccine. These booster shots provide extended protection against COVID-19, especially among those at increased risk for hospitalization and severe disease, including those over age 65, those with compromised immune systems, and those who work in health care settings.

You should get a Pfizer booster shot if you are:

You may choose to get a Pfizer booster shot if you are:

Talk to your healthcare provider about whether getting a Pfizer booster shot is right for you.

Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised

Currently, immunocompromised can get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least 28 days after their second dose. This includes those individuals 12 and older who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection;
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

Here are things to know about the additional COVID-19 vaccine:

  • The emergency use authorization for the third dose of the vaccine only applies to those who received an mRNA vaccine.
  • A doctor's prescription is not required, but you should first consult with your health care provider regarding your health conditions.
  • The third dose is free to you and is covered by either an insurance plan or a federal program.
  • The third dose should be the same vaccine brand you received as the first two. To ensure that you receive the correct third dose, please bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record to your appointment.

Patients who are eligible to receive a third vaccine can call 1-628-228-2828 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the most up-to-date third-dose mRNA vaccines information, please visit the CDC.gov website.

Benefits of getting vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are meant to prevent you from getting COVID-19 and from spreading it to others. The ability of COVID-19 vaccines to protect us from spreading the virus to others is not yet known, but is being studied carefully.

Read more at CDC’s Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.

How they work

Vaccines help our immune system fight infections in the future. COVID-19 vaccines will protect us from the virus that causes COVID-19 without having to get the illness.

It typically takes a few weeks after the last dose in a series to become fully protected. On the days after taking the vaccine, you may have a sore arm, aches, fatigue or fever, but these are not harmful. These symptoms signal that your immune system is developing protection from the virus.