City of Berkeley opens vaccine appointments for those 12 years old, older

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For those between 12 and 15 years old, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available, starting May 13 for as long as supplies last. Appointments will be drop-in only.

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As the number of vaccinations across California and the city of Berkeley continue to rise, everyone ages 12 and older will be able to set an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning May 13.

Parents or guardians will be able to sign their children up for appointments at two sites coordinated by the city, according to a city of Berkeley press release: the 1 Buchanan St. mass vaccination site and a site at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, operated in partnership with the Berkeley Unified School District.

Appointments at the Buchanan Street site can be made through the state’s website, and those younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, according to the press release.

At the Civic Center Park site, people can arrange an appointment after signing up for an account with Carbon Health, which is administering the vaccine, the press release noted. Those below 18 years old will need some form of consent from a parent or guardian, and those 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“If you don’t get an appointment, don’t worry. Supplies are now steady and appointments will continue to come quickly,” the press release reads. “There is a dose for everyone. These safe, effective vaccines are an essential tool to protect you, your household and our community.”

The press release added that appointments for those between 12 and 15 years of age are drop-in only as of press time, and availability depends on supply.

Check back for updates.

Aditya Katewa is the executive news editor. Contact him at [email protected], and follow him on Twitter at @adkatewa1.