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:

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)


Last modified: June 1, 2022