COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands Statewide in April

Vaccinations opening for all Californians aged 50 and up April 1st, and 16 and up April 15th.
California is allocating COVID-19 vaccines as they become available to ensure equitable distribution. Vaccinations are prioritized according to risk and age.

Healthcare workers and long-term care residents (Phase 1A)

Now vaccinating

People with a high chance of exposure and those 65 or older (Phase 1B)

Sector populations with high chance of exposure:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Education and childcare
  • Emergency services

Now vaccinating

Individuals age 16 or older at higher risk

People with certain significant high-risk:

  • Medical conditions
  • Disabilities
  • Illnesses
  • Living spaces
  • Work environments

Now vaccinating

Individuals 50 or older

Starts April 1, 2021

Every Californian 16 or older

Vaccination of people younger than 16 will start as soon as the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for them

Starts April 15, 2021

For further details, please review the California Department of Public Health’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines and Provider Bulletin. California’s COVID-19 vaccine website with additional information and resources is available here.
Every Californian can verify their eligibility or schedule with My Turn by signing up at or calling (833) 422-4255. 



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