Vaccines & Testing Information

Additional COVID-19 Tests Available at No Cost to Families

Households can now order an additional eight (8) free at-home tests that are mailed right to your home. Learn more. Order free tests: www.covidtests.gov

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccination remains the best way to protect your health, and the health of people you love.

Every Californian age 5 and up is eligible for vaccination.

Every Californian age 5 and older is eligible for a booster shot:

  • If your vaccination was Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, then you should get a booster shot at least six months after your original second shot.
  • If your vaccination was Johnson & Johnson, then you should get a booster shot at least two months after your original shot.
    • It is preferred that everyone receive a booster using Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, although Johnson and Johnson continues to be available.
  • Your booster shot does not need to be the same brand as your original vaccine. However, only Pfizer-BioNTech is approved for people under the age of 18.
  • Second booster shots are authorized for certain groups.  Learn if you’re eligible.

Statewide Information

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Information

DDS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Last modified: June 1, 2022