Contra Costa County extends COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to essential workers

First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week
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Teachers, grocery workers and other frontline essential workers who live in Contra Costa County can now sign up to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine, the County announced today.

The County’s eligibility policy has been extended to residents who work in the education and childcare sector, food and agriculture workers, and emergency services workers, per the Phase 1B of California’s vaccination plan.

These groups, along with residents ages 65 years and older who have not yet been vaccinated, can sign up to access state and federal sites through MyTurn (, by calling 1-833-422-4255, or by requesting immunization appointments through CCHS to join the county waiting list. All appointments at county sites are filled through the next two weeks at least, and when more appointments do become available, residents ages 65 and older and essential workers from areas heavily impacted by the pandemic will receive priority, the County said.

People needing to cancel an existing appointment or need to make a second-dose appointment should call 1-833-829-2626.

For more information about Contra Costa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic including information about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and appointments, visit