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Get vaccinated against COVID-19
The health and safety of Marin County residents is our top priority. A safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone.
COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the pandemic. Vaccines and boosters are highly effective at preventing people from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19 and lowers the risk of developing "long COVID."
Benefits of Vaccination
People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop some immunity that weakens over time; the strongest immune response happens when a person has been vaccinated, boosted, and has recovered from infection.
Common effects of the vaccine (which may include flu-like symptoms) are normal signs that the body is building protection and typically go away within a day. In contrast, COVID-19 infection commonly causes 1 – 2 weeks of symptoms and can lead to severe illness.
Vaccines and boosters are free to everyone. You do not need medical insurance to get the vaccine.
Everyone can be vaccinated and boosted when eligible, regardless of their immigration status. Immigration or residential status will not be asked about when receiving the vaccine.
- Vaccines: anyone age 6 months & older
- 1st booster: anyone age 5 and older
- 2nd booster: anyone 50 and older as well as people with certain risk factors.
Children age 6 months to 17 years must have permission from their parent or guardian to get vaccinated. Learn about vaccine dose timing by age.
If you are eligible, sign up for an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have questions about the vaccine, talk to your healthcare provider. Or, review our frequently asked questions.
Still have questions? Need more help?
Call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 with a general COVID-19 question or to get help making a vaccination appointment. They can help if you:
- Have a severe health condition or disability
- Use home care and/or personal assistance
- Use multi-lingual interpretation (including ASL)
- Have limited or no internet access
- Need help arranging transportation
The hotline is available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm.
Lost vaccination cards
The California Department of Public Health offers a new Digital COVID-19 vaccine record, available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. You can use this tool to request a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccine record.
Learn about how many people in Marin have received their primary series and booster doses of the vaccine.
Vaccine Fact Sheets:
The following Fact Sheets are available in multiple languages on the California Department of Public Health website:
- Choosing Which Vaccine is Right For Me
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits and Risks
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Risks and Benefits
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Risks and Benefits
- PDF: Printable "COVID-19 Timing by Age" sign in (English)