Berkeley expands vaccine eligibility to all above 16 regardless of residence

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Beginning April 30, anyone 16 years old and older can make vaccination appointments in the city of Berkeley regardless of their residence. Individuals under the age of 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must attend their appointments with a parent or guardian.

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As vaccination appointments open up across the state, anyone 16 years old and older can make an appointment in the city of Berkeley regardless of where they live beginning April 30.

Individuals can make appointments at the 1 Buchanan St. mass vaccination site between April 30 and May 8, according to a city of Berkeley press release. As the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine surpasses demand, same-day appointments are becoming increasingly available, according to the release.

People can schedule appointments through the state’s myturn.ca.gov website for local appointments, and insurance is not required to receive the vaccine. Appointments may also be made through private health care providers, including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health and Stanford Health Care.

Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the vaccination site and may only receive the Pfizer vaccine, the release added.

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