To get the vaccine, please follow these steps: 

Please note that there is limited supply of the vaccine so it may be several weeks until you are contacted for an appointment.  

First Step

Register with Alameda County’s Vaccine Notification Form to be notified via email when you are eligible to make a vaccine appointment. Individual child care providers and child care staff can register here (also available in Spanish and Chinese). If you operate a child care center and have staff, you can register as an Employer here 

Be sure to indicate that your Occupation Sector is Preschool/Day Care Provider.” If you have health insurance, provide your insurance information. Regardless of whether or not you have insurance, you will receive the vaccine for free. If you need help with the registration process, watch this video.  

Please Note: If you access healthcare or have health insurance through Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, or Stanford Health Care, you may also be eligible to receive the vaccine through your healthcare provider. If this is the case, we recommend that you contact your provider as well. Each provider has its own system and processes for distributing the vaccine. 

For Kaiser Permanente members, go here:  

For Sutter Health members, go here:  

For Stanford Health Care members, go here:  

Second Step

After you have signed up with Alameda County’s Vaccine Notification Form, you will be contacted by email once it is your turn to make a vaccine appointment. The email will include a link to schedule an appointment at one of the available County vaccination sites. Please note that there is limited supply of the vaccine so it may be several weeks until you are contacted.  

Third Step

Once you receive an email to schedule your vaccine appointment, you will need to ensure you have the necessary documentation to verify that you are a child care provider. The Resource & Referral (R&R) agencies are working very closely with Alameda County’s Department of Public Health to ensure that the verification process is easy for you. Once the County confirms what type of documentation will be required, we will send out another email to share this information with you.  

We encourage everyone to receive the vaccine and to access reliable information about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Helpful and reliable COVID-19 vaccine resources include: 

For general questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine, call (510268-2101 or email