Central California COVID-19 vaccines: How to make an appointment, latest information by county

Here's everything you need to know about vaccine distribution in the Central Valley and in California:
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- With more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available, public health officials are laying out their plans for when they'll be distributing vaccines to local residents.

But how do we know when and where we'll be able to get the vaccine?

Health departments in the Central Valley have set up several ways to get information about when COVID-19 vaccines will become available to you.

This page has what you need to know about vaccine distribution in the Central Valley and in California.

Make an Appointment in Your County





First Dose


Sign Up Using MyTurn
The state's online platform, MyTurn, which notifies you when it's your turn to get vaccinated and schedules vaccination appointments, will soon be available in Fresno County.

Starting Friday, February 19, and each Friday after that, appointments will become available on MyTurn for the following week at the Fresno Fairgrounds. (For example -- appointments made on February 19 will be for the week of February 22.) Click here to sign up with MyTurn.

Register Through a Provider
You can also find a full list of vaccinations sites in Fresno County and ways to sign up for vaccine appointment by phone or online by clicking here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may be full and you'll have to check back for future dates.)

If appointments are full or you're not yet eligible for the vaccine, you can notify the county of your interest in receiving a shot by clicking here.

Schedule Through Pharmacy
Some CVS Pharmacy locations in Fresno started offering vaccines on February 12. You can make an appointment here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may become full, and you may have to check back for future dates.)

Walgreens has started to give out COVID vaccines. In California, you'll have to sign into or create a Walgreen.com account to see if you're eligible. Those who are will be able to make an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.

Rite Aid has also begun scheduling COVID vaccine appointments. Click here to make an appointment.

Second Dose


Health officials will notify you when it's time to receive your second dose of the vaccine. You can sign up for VaxText to receive a text reminder for your second dose. Text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398).



Sign Up Using MyTurn
The state's online platform, MyTurn, which notifies you when it's your turn to get vaccinated and schedules vaccination appointments, is available in Kings County. Click here to sign up for MyTurn. The Kings County Day Reporting Center will become a state-appointed vaccination site starting February 24. You can also sign up for vaccine appointments for there through MyTurn.

Visit a Vaccination Clinic
The Kings County Health Department has partnered with ACHC to provide vaccines at several clinics in the county. Those currently eligible for a vaccine can sign up by calling one of the following clinics: (Keep in mind appointment availability may be full and you'll have to check back for future dates.)

Aria Health - Avenal: 148 King Street, 559-386-9000
Kings County Public Health - Corcoran: 1002 Dairy Avenue, 559-852-2002
Aria Health - Hanford: 329 W. 8th Street, 559-582-2500
Aria Health - Kettleman City: 304 Becky Pease, 559-386-4501
Aria Health - Lemoore: 209 C Street, 559-924-7005
Aria Health - Stratford: 20326 Main Street, 559-947-3500

Schedule Through Pharmacy
Some CVS Pharmacy locations in Hanford started offering vaccines on February 12. You can make an appointment here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may become full, and you may have to check back for future dates.)

Walgreens has started to give out COVID vaccines. In California, you'll have to sign into or create a Walgreen.com account to see if you're eligible. Those who are will be able to make an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.

Rite Aid has also begun scheduling COVID vaccine appointments. Click here to make an appointment.

You can notify the county of your interest in receiving a vaccine by clicking here.



Madera County does not currently have a registration page to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to Madera County Department of Public Health Spokeswoman Sarah Jackson, MCDPH anticipates resuming registration for vaccines within the next few weeks. Sign up for text alerts by texting MADERAVAX to 888-777 to be notified when it's your turn. You can notify the county of your interest in receiving a vaccine by clicking here or call 311.

Schedule Through Pharmacy
Some CVS Pharmacy locations in Madera started offering vaccines on February 12. You can make an appointment here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may become full, and you may have to check back for future dates.)

Walgreens has started to give out COVID vaccines. In California, you'll have to sign into or create a Walgreen.com account to see if you're eligible. Those who are will be able to make an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.

Rite Aid has also begun scheduling COVID vaccine appointments. Click here to make an appointment.



You can notify Mariposa County health officials of your interest in receiving a vaccine by clicking here. Once you are eligible to receive your first dose, the county will contact you to schedule an appointment by phone. To find out more information about vaccinations in Mariposa County call 209-966-1133.



First Dose


Merced County now has a registration page to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. You can visit the website to schedule an appointment by clicking here. You can find the latest information on COVID-19 in the county by clicking here (Keep in mind appointment availability may be full and you'll have to check back for future dates.)

Schedule Through Pharmacy
Some CVS Pharmacy locations in Atwater started offering vaccines on February 12. You can make an appointment here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may become full, and you may have to check back for future dates.)

Walgreens has started to give out COVID vaccines. In California, you'll have to sign into or create a Walgreen.com account to see if you're eligible. Those who are will be able to make an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.

Rite Aid has also begun scheduling COVID vaccine appointments. Click here to make an appointment.

Second Dose


The Merced County Department of Public Health will contact people who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at the Merced fairgrounds to schedule a time and date for their second dose. Those who received a vaccine at the Merced College clinic should have had their second dose appointment scheduled onsite that day, officials say.



First Dose


Sign Up Using MyTurn
The state's online platform, MyTurn, which notifies you when it's your turn to get vaccinated and schedules vaccination appointments, is now available in Tulare County. (Keep in mind appointment availability may be full and you'll have to check back for future dates.)

Tulare County residents eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine can also call 211 to make an appointment to be vaccinated. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Register Through a Provider
You can also find a full list of vaccinations sites in Tulare County and ways to sign up for vaccine appointment by phone or online by clicking here. (Keep in mind appointment availability may be full and you'll have to check back for future dates.)

Schedule Through Pharmacy
Some CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens pharmacies across the county are now offering COVID-19 vaccines. (Keep in mind appointment availability may become full, and you may have to check back for future dates.)

Porterville CVS Store #02944:53 E. Olive Ave. in Porterville. Click here to make an appointment.
Tulare CVS Store #05551: 109 South West St. in Tulare. Click here to make an appointment.
Lindsay Rite Aid Store #05798: 262 North Highway 65 in Lindsay. Click here to make an appointment.
Visalia Rite Aid Store #05806: 5212 W. Walnut Ave. in Visalia. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #9844: 416 W. Olive Ave. in Porterville. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #3476: 100 W. Walnut Ave. in Visalia. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #11407: 3010 N. Demaree St. in Visalia. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #6683: 5328 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #10201: 170 W. El Monte Way in Dinuba. Click here to make an appointment.
Walgreens Store #10002: 1418 E. Prosperity Ave. in Tulare. Click here to make an appointment.

You can notify the county of your interest in receiving a vaccine by clicking here.

Second Dose


Tulare County health officials will contact residents who have already received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose to schedule an appointment for their second dose by phone or email. The county says if you have not had an appointment scheduled within a week of the date for your second dose, call the Tulare County Public Health Department at 559-685-2260.

Vaccine Distribution Plans in Each County


FRESNO COUNTY
  • Click here to see Fresno County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule

  • KINGS COUNTY
  • Click here to see Kings County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule

  • MADERA COUNTY
  • Click here to see Madera County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule.

  • MARIPOSA COUNTY
  • Click here to see Mariposa County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule

  • MERCED COUNTY
  • Click here to see Merced County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule

  • TULARE COUNTY
  • Click here to see Tulare County's COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule or call 211


  • California COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker


    Click here to read more about California's tier system for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. See how California is doing when it comes to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine:

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