Why get vaccinated?
Do it for yourself, your family, and your community. When you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you protect yourself from a deadly disease. Vaccinate to stop the spread to your friends, your family, your elders, and the people who work hard to keep our communities safe and open.
Protection from COVID-19 is within reach for even more of our loved ones. Young people aged 12 to 15 years old are eligible to receive the vaccine. By getting our 12–to-15-year-olds vaccinated, families can feel even safer as we venture out more, visit grandma and grandpa, go on summer vacations, and get back to doing the things we love. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for those 12 and older, following clinical trials as well as FDA and CDC review. This is the same vaccine already safely administered to millions of California adults.
Families looking to make vaccination appointments for their 12+ children can visit MyTurn.ca.gov, call the COVID-19 Hotline at (833) 422-4255, or talk to your family’s pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Being fully vaccinated means you won’t spread COVID-19 to the people around you. That makes life safer for everyone—especially those who can’t get vaccinated. Every new vaccination gets us closer to community-wide protection. We can save millions of lives, but only by working together.
Vaccination is one of the most important steps in ending the pandemic.
Each person that gets vaccinated brings us closer to a post-pandemic world.
More benefits of vaccination
Your chances of being hospitalized with COVID-19 become almost zero
You help protect vulnerable people who may be unable to get the vaccine
The virus gets fewer chances to spread and mutate into more dangerous forms
Reopenings can continue as long as COVID-19 cases stay on the decline