COVID-19 Vaccines in Alameda CountyEducation workforce vaccine effort gives way to youth vaccines for ages 12-17
ACOE and Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) are collaborating to connect students ages 12 and older to vaccination opportunites. Click here to read information from ACPHD about the expansion of vaccine eligibility in California to include ages 12 and older on May 12.
Due to the collaborative efforts of ACOE and ACPHD, virtually all TK-12 education personnel in Alameda County have been offered the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine since the education sector became eligible on February 8.
Eligible individuals who are seeking a vaccination appointment can find links and information on this page.
May 14, 2021: Appointments for 12+ Open Now!
California parents, legal guardians or emancipated youth can schedule appointments for those aged 12+ to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for free to everyone, 12 and older, regardless of residency or immigration status.
Where can I have my child vaccinated now?
Vaccine will be available at some providers immediately and will become available soon at others.
Visit MyTurn.CA.gov to find clinics and pharmacies that are offering Pfizer and have open appointments for patients 12 and older.
Reach out to your health care provider to see when they will begin vaccinating 12–15-year-olds.
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Stanford Children’s Health (Drive-Through Only): Tues-Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) will begin vaccinating the 12-15-year-olds on Thursday, May 13. All children and youth in the community, who are 12 to 21 years of age, are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination at BCHO. Patients 12 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Vaccines are administered in the BCH Oakland Outpatient Center, 747 52nd Street, Oakland, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am –4:00. Saturday appointments may be added later. To make an appointment, patients or caregivers should call (415) 514-1196, Mon-Sat from 7 am-7 pm and Sunday from 8 am-5 pm. Choose option 2 and stay on the line to speak with an operator, who will schedule an appointment.
Alameda County’s Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) will start offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days, starting May 20. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available for anyone who is 18 and older. Parents, guardians, or care givers will be able to make an appointment at https://www.primarybio.com/r/alco-vax-signup or by calling 510-208-4VAX (4829).
- Appointments are encouraged, and pre-registration for these days for Pfizer will open on Monday, May 17. Those who are 18 and older will be able to choose which type of vaccine they want to receive.
- A limited number of drop-in appointments for residents living in neighboring communities only will be available at each location.
- Allen Temple Baptist Church in Deep East Oakland: Thursdays, 3 pm-7 pm
- Fremont High School Gym in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood: Thursdays, 3 pm -7 pm
- Hayward Adult School: Thursdays, 3 pm-7 pm
- Old Decoto School in Union City: Fridays, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
- Written consent of a parent or guardian will be required at the time of appointment registration and the physical presence of a parent or guardian at time of vaccination is preferred.
Visit www.cityofberkeley.info/vaccine/ for the City of Berkeley’s vaccination availability.
Please visit covid19.ca.gov for answers to questions on vaccinations for the 12+ age group.
Answers to Frequently Asked Vaccine Questions for the Alameda County Education Community
The Alameda County Public Health Department has answers to frequently asked vaccine questions on its website. Information below is to address common questions from the education community.
Who can get vaccinated in Alameda County?
Those 12 and older are eligible for vaccination in Alameda County.
Ages 12 and older are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine with parent/guardian consent. Learn more about the California Department of Public Health's Pfizer Vaccine Minor Consent Guidance here.
Ages 18 and older are authorized to receive the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Should I continue to get tested for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated?
If you have symptoms and believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should get tested. Tests for COVID-19 work the same in vaccinated people as they do in unvaccinated people. Click here to find a testing site in Alameda County.
How long will it take to vaccinate all those who wish to be vaccinated?
The effort to vaccinate all eligible individuals who wish to be vaccintated will likely take months, even as supply increases. Please continue to consistently implement layers of safety with masks, distancing, and hygiene.
What process is in place to approve COVID-19 vaccines?
COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage to find updated information on the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) issued by the FDA for COVID-19 vaccines.
What is the cost of vaccinations?
Vaccines are provided at no cost.