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COVID-19 Resource Center

Wellcare and COVID-19

A variety of resources and tools to manage your health needs during this crisis.

How to get the COVID-19 Vaccine   

Join the millions of Californians who’ve already been vaccinated. Do it for yourself, your family, and your community.

  • Check to see if it's your turn.
    Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up.
  • Find a vaccine clinic near you.
    Many vaccine clinics and pharmacies no longer require an appointment to get the vaccine. Find where to get the vaccine at MyTurn, the official California state government website, or call (833) 422-4255 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). MyTurn can also help people who can’t leave the house or need transportation to get a vaccine.
  • Find other vaccine providers.
  • Get help and answers.
    • See our Frequently Asked Questions for answers about COVID-19 vaccine safety, cost and more. The FAQs will be updated as new information and guidance become available.
    • Review the COVID-19 Vaccine Flyer to answer common questions about the vaccines.
    • Community Conversation events. Get your COVID-19 questions answered from a medical doctor. Events will be offered in many languages. Check the calendar of events often.

Vaccination videos

COVID-19 Vaccine: How It Works (duration: 1:54)

COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths Vs Facts (duration: 4:29)

Facts about vaccines (duration 0:30)

COVID-19 Vaccine: Q&A (duration: 3:25)

This moment. (duration: 0:30)

County/City Health DepartmentPhone Number
Alameda County510-268-2101
City of Berkeley833-422-4255
Alpine County530-694-2235
Amador County209-223-6407
Butte County530-552-4000
Calaveras County209-754-2896
Colusa County530-458-0380
Contra Costa County844-729-8410
Del Norte County707-464-3191
El Dorado County530-295-4101
Fresno County559-600-3332
Glenn County530-934-6588
Humboldt County707-441-5000
Imperial County442-265-7033
Inyo County760-873-7868
Kern County661-321-3000
Kings County833-422-4255
Lake County707-263-8174
Lassen County707-263-8174
Los Angeles County833-540-0473
City of Long Beach562-570-4636
City of Pasadena626-744-7311
Madera County559-675-7703
Marin County833-422-4255
Mariposa County209-259-1332
Mendocino County707-472-2759
Merced County209-381-1200
Modoc County530-233-1350
Mono County844-987-0589
Monterey County831-769-8700
Napa County707-253-4270
Nevada County833-342-5211
Orange County714-834-2000
Placer County530-886-5310
Plumas County530-283-6400
Riverside County951-329-4700
Sacramento County916-875-2400
San Benito County831-636-4113
San Bernardino County909-387-3911
San Diego County619-229-5400
San Francisco City and County415-554-2500
San Joaquin County209-468-3411
San Luis Obispo County805-543-2444
San Mateo County650-573-2877
Santa Barbara County800-400-1572
Santa Clara County408-961-5500
Santa Cruz County831-454-4242
Shasta County530-225-5591
Sierra County530-993-6700
Siskiyou County530-841-2134
Solano County707-784-8988
Sonoma County800-325-9604
Stanislaus County209-558-7000
Sutter County530-822-5934
Tehama County530-527-8491
Tulare County559-624-8480
Trinity County530-623-8235
Tuolumne County209-533-7440
Ventura County805-477-7161
Yolo County855-866-1783
Yuba County530-822-5934

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

All vaccines approved by the FDA are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death related to COVID-19.

The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine is the main focus! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes care to review all safety data from clinical trials. They then approve emergency vaccine use only when the expected benefits outweigh potential risks. Scientists tested COVID-19 vaccines across many diverse backgrounds. This helped to ensure the vaccines meet safety standards.

You may have soreness, swelling and redness around the point of where the shot was given. You could also develop fatigue, headache, body aches, chills or fever. Some people have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These reactions are normal. The side effects occur as your body begins to build immunity to help fight off future COVID-19 exposures. It is important to know that you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The vaccines in use today and the others that are being made do not contain a live virus.

No. The COVID-19 vaccine will be at no cost to you. You do not need to get a prior approval for your vaccine. You may be asked to provide your health insurance information for tracking data.

Medicare Advantage

Additional video resources

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccines? (duration: 1:00)


Hello Black America! with W. Kamau Bell & Black Health Care Workers (duration: 4:58)

UC San Francisco presenta a miembros de su comunidad en una serie de anuncios de servicio público para ayudar a generar confianza en la seguridad y eficacia de las vacunas COVID-19 (duration: 1:08)

Additional COVID-19 resources

Y0070_WCM_64252E Last Updated: 04/15/2024