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Let’s all do what we need to do to keep each other safer. If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, it’s more important than ever for you to make an appointment today. If you’ve been partially vaccinated, follow up about your next dose. If you have a loved one who hasn’t gotten their vaccine, encourage them to schedule an appointment or find a walk-in clinic. #WeCanDoThis if we just remember that #VaccinesSaveLives.

Learn More About Vaccines
The vaccine is one of our most powerful tools to end the pandemic.
We Can Do This! Learn about key details about vaccines and boosters no matter where you live in the United States.
Let’s Get Immunity CA! For California families, learn more about support in your community.

Find a vaccine near you – nationally
Use VaccineFinder to find walk-up sites in your area.

CA families – Book your vaccination: My Turn
Safe, free, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone age 12 and up—regardless of immigration or insurance status.

Vaccine Requirement
In California, the COVID-19 vaccine has been added to other vaccinations required for in-person school attendance – such as measles, mumps and rubella. For more information, read HERE.

Vaccination for children ages 5 – 11
Everyone age 5 and older in the United States can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Children are susceptible to serious complications from the virus and will benefit from the protection given by the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, call your family doctor or visit or  or call 1-800-232-0233. Visit the American Pediatric site for further reading about the vaccine.

Youth Vaccination Ages 12-15
Young people aged 12 and over are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing more Californians to be protected from the virus. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Booster Shots 12+
All vaccinated people 12+ can get a COVID vaccine booster. Learn More about when to get yours to strengthen your protection against COVID and its variants. Visit CDC for updated information on boosters for youth 12 and up.

CA Notify – Was I exposed? 
CA Notify is a free service that allows you to find out if you were exposed to COVID-19. You can also notify others if you test positive while remaining anonymous. Your personal information is never collected, so you and those around you can stay safe.

How to protect unvaccinated family members?
Get yourself vaccinated. Vaccinate all family members 5 years and up. Wear a mask.

Back to School: What you need to know.
The Safe Schools For All Hub consolidates key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools. New resources are added to the Hub on a routine basis.

Parent Safety Page
The Safe Schools Parent Page explains the steps that schools are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can parents do to feel confident that their children won’t become infected? Two things:

  • Get vaccinated. All children 5 and older, along with adult family members, should get vaccinated. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus.
  • Talk to your child’s school. There are many safety layers that help keep schools safe. Look on your child’s school’s website or reach out to your child’s school to find out details about its COVID-19 safety plan.  Every school is required to develop a COVID-19 safety plan and post it online.

How can I access rapid test kits?

  • Every CA public school student will have access to 1-2 rapid tests to use as they return to school to avoid outbreaks.
  • Please contact your school or school district.

What are the ways to avoid transmission? Ways to avoid COVID-19 transmission in schools include:

  • Vaccines for children 5 and older, along with all adults in your family
  • Masks are worn by all students and school staff indoors
  • Good ventilation in classrooms
  • Keep your child home from school if they are sick
  • Regular COVID-19 testing in schools can detect the virus in students and staff even when they don’t feel sick
  • Contact tracing to alert parents if your child was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Wash hands frequently

What are my options if my child tests positive and I have to stay home from work with them? 

If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, or if you are exposed or test positive and cannot go to work, you may be eligible to receive certain benefits, including paid sick leave regardless of immigration status. To learn more, visit Work Leave and Pay Benefits Related to COVID-19.

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