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 opportunities; vaccine eligibility in California include ages 12 and older as of 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.
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.