Help for Medi-Cal Members

Cost

The vaccines are free. If someone asks for payment, go elsewhere.

Availability

The vaccines are available most days of the week and at times that work for you.

Need a ride?

Free transportation may be available for Medi-Cal beneficiaries who qualify in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Call CenCal Health Member Services to book a ride to and from your desired vaccine location. You can call and request these rides a few days before your appointment or walk-in. Call the pharmacy to verify walk-in vaccination is available, as same-day transportation requests are not available.

Immigration status

Immigration status does not matter! Citizenship papers are not required. You will be asked for your name and address. This is to record what vaccine you got. They may ask for your phone number to contact you for a second dose. None of this data is given to any immigration organization. No one can be deported for getting vaccinated.

Side effects

Vaccines side effects are usually mild. Some people may feel sick for a day or two. But people who are infected by COVID-19 are much sicker and for much longer.

If you get sick with COVID-19, who will take care of your children? What will happen to your job?

Side effects

Vaccines side effects are usually mild. Some people may feel sick for a day or two. But people who are infected by COVID-19 are much sicker and for much longer. The vaccine is the safest approach to staying well.

If you get sick with COVID-19, who will take care of your children? What will happen to your job?

Back to school

Children are back in school. And they can get very sick and even die from COVID-19.

All California students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools, and all school employees, will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It goes into effect in the first semester, either January 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022, following the Federal Drug Administration’s full approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for each age group.

As of November 2nd, 2021 the Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 5 & up.

Health disparities

COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latino, and other people of color the most. You have a right to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones.  

Call CenCal Health Member Services at 1-877-814-1861 [TTY 833-556-2560] to get help finding a vaccination location or scheduling a ride to your vaccination.

FDA-Approved. Safe & Free.

Millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated. But to slow the spread of COVID-19 many more still need to get the vaccine.