COVID Vaccination Updates

(Image: Slide from zoom recording. Top corner says Vaccine Information Session, and right corner is a square with a white woman with a stethoscope, Dr. Margaret Wheeler. The slide reads: Compare Vaccine Risk to COVID-19 Risk, Compare el riesgo de la vacuna al riesgo del COVID-19. In the middle is a see-saw, with a stick figure on each side and a question mark in the middle. On the left reads: COVID-19 Disease, Enfermeded de COVID-19, Over 530,000 deaths. On the rights reads: Vaccine side effects, Efectos secundarios de la vacuna, 0 deaths. A caption on the bottom reads: “And, in my mind, the balance is way on the side of getting the vaccine. And why is that, in January in California alone we were having 500 people die a day.”)

SDA’s Vaccine Sign-Up and Information Session, April 8, 2021 can be viewed here. The event features SF and Alameda County doctors, nurses, and public health experts on vaccine safety and effectiveness, and resources for getting vaccinated. All links are included below.

As of March 15, people with disabilities and other conditions that put them at high-risk for COVID are eligible to sign up for a vaccine in California, without needing documentation.

High-risk conditions include diabetes, heart or lung conditions, pregnancy, higher weight, developmental disabilities, and more. All IHSS consumers and Regional Center clients are eligible, and in San Francisco and Alameda County, all unhoused people and incarcerated people are eligible.  

To sign up, go to https://myturn.ca.gov, or call 1-833-422-4255 M-F 8 am to 8 pm and Sat-Sun 8 am to 5 pm. Keep checking for appointments. Sometimes appointments are added late at night and they disappear quickly. Or try https://www.vaccinateca.com/.

Kaiser patients: now starting homebound visits! Call you Kaiser doctor or look on kp.org.

Sutter patients: Click here or call (844) 987-6115, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

San Francisco Vaccine Call Center: 628-652-2700
People with disabilities and older adults (including homebound people!) can call the Vaccine Call Center 628-652-2700  for assistance Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. During non-business hours people can leave messages which will be returned the next day (even on weekends). Call center staff have access to appointments reserved for people with disabilities and can assist people with accessing other websites. 

New SF vaccine clinics for disabled people (including disabled seniors):

  • Lighthouse for the Blind Vaccination Clinics: Fridays, April 2 – May 7. They provide dedicated services for the people with blindness/low vision, and welcome all people with disabilities and their caregivers. Appointments can be booked through the Vaccine Call Center. 628-652-2700 (J&J, at least right now)
  • University of the Pacific Vaccine Clinic. Next clinic April 10, then TBD. They provide services for people with Intellectual and/or Developmental disabilities, but are open to all people with disabilities. Appointments can be booked online, and the Vaccine Call Center 628-652-2700 can also provide assistance. (Moderna)
  • University of San Francisco, in Partnership with Kaiser Permanente:  April 14 – 29. Program to provide vaccines for people with disabilities and older adults. The site is fully accessible. Walk-through, English and Spanish. Appointments can be booked through the Vaccine Call Center 628-652-2700. You do NOT need to be a Kaiser member to participate.

Free taxi rides to vaccination appointments in SF are available through the Essential Trip Card program, and Lyft vouchers are available for seniors and disabled people. Contact cathy@sfcommunityliving.org for details.

Also in San Francisco: City College SF, drive-through and walk-through available. And Glide Memorial Church is piloting a vaccination site for Tenderloin residents!

If you live in Alameda County, look here or call 510-208-4VAX (English Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese).

  • Fill out the form on the website to ask for notification.
  • Homebound options are included.
  • Fremont High School in the Fruitvale and Hayward Adult School are county-run sites, focusing on neighborhoods nearby, but also open to seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Look for a Coliseum appointment on myturn.ca.gov

For additional vaccination information, take a look at:

Statement on Equitable Vaccination for People at High Risk for COVID in California

Download as PDF

Local and State Notifications and Information

Presentations, Past Events, and Fact Sheets

Social Media Hashtags:
#HighRiskCA #NoBodyIsDisposable

The source of this list is resources is a living docment and is constantly being updated. Please visit the document on Google Drive for the most up-to-date information.

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