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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

  • Who we’re vaccinating now — Kaiser Permanente is currently vaccinating health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and people 75 and older. See more details.
  • Coming soon — As appointments become available, we’ll reach out to members between the ages of 65 and 74 — focusing on those at highest risk of exposure or complications due to COVID-19.
  • Supply is still limited — We’re working with the state of California to increase our supply of vaccine. As we get more supply, we’ll continue to include additional groups by looking at age, health risks, and job types.

We understand how important it is to know when you’ll be able to get the vaccine, and we’ll keep you updated as supply increases. We’re committed to acting as quickly as possible to provide the vaccine to those who are eligible, equitably, and as soon as we receive it.

5 things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine — Get more information about the vaccine, including how many shots it takes and what to expect in the coming weeks.
For more information about our vaccine distribution plan, visit You can also call our 24/7 recorded message hotline at 1-855-550-0951 (available in English and Spanish) for regular updates.

Message from the Heart

Dr. Jitesh Vasadia, Chair, Cardiology - Message from the Heart

Update on the COVID-19 vaccine

As of 1/18/21, Kaiser Permanente has limited vaccine supply for:

  • Health care workers
  • Long-term care patients and staff
  • Emergency medical services

If you’re in one of these groups, go to to schedule a vaccination appointment.

We are reaching out directly to those over age 75 — If you are age 75 or older, you don’t need to call or email us regarding COVID-19 vaccinations until we have contacted you first. We’ll let you know by letter or email when we can schedule you. Since supplies are low, it’ll take time to offer everyone an appointment. Thank you for your patience.

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COVID-19 Information and Visitor Policy for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California

Visitor Policy

Kaiser Permanente visitation policies are based on the state’s colored-tier system for COVID-19 activity for each county and are subject to change if a county tier status shifts.

Please do not visit or accompany patients if you have a cough or cold or are sick. All visitors must wear a proper face mask at all times and maintain at least six feet of distance from other visitors and patients while on our campus.

Any visitor who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days or showing any COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted entrance.

  • No visitors allowed except for the specific groups below

Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care

  • 2 visitors at a time

Labor & Delivery

  • 1 visitor at a time and a prearranged doula

Hospice or End of Life

  • 1 visitor at a time or by special arrangement

Patients with Disabilities

  • 1 visitor at time for patients with physical, intellectual, and or developmental disabilities

Visitor Guidelines

  • Screening of visitors will be conducted at entrances.
  • Any visitors with fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms, or confirmed COVID-19 will not be allowed entry.
  • Any visitors must wear a mask, social distance, follow safety precautions, and limit movement while in the facility.

Policies are in accordance with California Department of Public Health guidelines.

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Your health during the fires

Kaiser Permanente is closely monitoring the fires in Northern California. Our top priority is the safety of our patients, members, employees, and our community. 

 If you need to evacuate or spend substantial time away from your home, please take your medications with you. 

 If you have questions about fire safety, scheduling a telehealth appointment masking, getting prescriptions and contacting Member Services during the fires, please visit

If you need medical advice please call the Kaiser Permanente Appointment and Advice Call Center at 866-454-8855 or go to If this a medical emergency, please call 911.