Free COVID-19 vaccines for everyone age 12 and over

Free COVID-19 vaccines for everyone age 12 and over 2021-10-22T09:59:01-07:00

Vaccines are free. No insurance is needed. Documentation (like an ID or SSN) is not required. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine does not make you a public charge and will not prevent you from getting a Green Card or becoming a naturalized citizen.

Vaccinated people may qualify for additional doses, depending on their COVID risk and the type of vaccine they received. Read more about boosters and additional doses on sf.gov here.


Information for free COVID-19 vaccine drop-ins

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Learning Center – vaccinating 12+

  • Hours of operation: Mondays to Fridays, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Learning Center at 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, Building 30, 2nd Floor
  • Expected vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
  • If you are under 18, we will try to get parent or guardian consent. Consent can be provided in-person or over the phone.

Southeast Health Center – vaccinating 12+

  • Hours of operation: Thursdays, 9 am to 7 pm and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm
  • Location: 2401 Keith Street, San Francisco
  • Expected vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • If you are under 18, we will try to get parent or guardian consent. Consent can be provided in-person or over the phone.

Ella Hill Hutch – vaccinating 12+

  • Hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8 am to 4:30 pm; Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm
  • Location: 1181 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
  • Expected vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson

Potrero Hill Health Center – vaccinating 18+

  • Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30 am to 3 pm, closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Location: 1050 Wisconsin Street, San Francisco
  • Expected vaccines: Moderna

Information for San Francisco Health Network patients to schedule a free COVID-19 vaccine

Call your primary care clinic and select option #5 or go to MyChart.

  • Chinatown Public Health Center, 1490 Mason Street | (415) 364-7600
  • Curry Senior Center, 333 Turk Street | (415) 885 2274
  • Maxine Hall Health Center, 1301 Pierce Street | (415) 292-1300
  • Ocean Park Health Center, 1351 24th Avenue | (415) 682-1900
  • Potrero Hill Health Center, 1050 Wisconsin Street | (415) 920-1250
  • Silver Avenue Health Center, 1525 Silver Avenue | (415) 657-1700
  • Southeast Health Center, 2401 Keith Street | (415) 671-7000
  • Tom Waddell Health Center, 230 Golden Gate Avenue | (415) 355-7500
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General, 1001 Potrero Avenue | (415) 355-7500 or (628) 206-5252


Getting ready for your appointment or drop-in visit

  • Do not visit a vaccine site if you have a cough, fever, or any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or think you might have COVID-19, please wait until your isolation time is over before visiting a vaccine site.
  • You can wait to get the vaccine if you have been infected with COVID-19 in the last 90 days. While it is safe to get vaccinated after having a COVID-19 infection, you are very unlikely to get another COVID-19 infection if you have had COVID-19 in the last 3 months.

What to expect

  • When you get your vaccine, you will be given information about side effects and what to expect afterward.
  • After you get your vaccine, we will watch you for any reactions for 15-30 minutes.
  • We will also schedule you for your 2nd dose 3 to 4 weeks after your first dose.
  • You will be given a vaccine card, which will have information about the vaccine that you received. Please keep the card or take a picture of it for your records.

More Information

  • For general questions about vaccine appointments and locations, call your primary care clinic and select option #5.
  • For medical questions about the vaccine, contact your primary care provider.
  • Please consider signing up for MyChart. This is one way we will reach out to you to receive the vaccine: https://mychart.sfdph.org.
  • For more information about the vaccines, visit: sf.gov/covid-19-vaccine-san-francisco

Please check this website frequently because this information may change over time.

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