Anyone 16 and over can now get a COVID-19 vaccine at Berkeley’s Golden Gate Fields mass vaccination site, whether they live in the city or not, due to rising vaccine supply and inoculation rates.

While local residents have been getting their shots from health care providers, pharmacies and other organizations throughout the Bay Area, the Golden Gate Fields site was previously prioritizing only Berkeley and Alameda County residents.

The city said on Friday that this site is now open to anyone aged 16 years or above, and same-day appointments are widely available. All adults became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-April.

Vaccine appointments were still hard to come by as recently as last month, but they’re now much easier to access: Berkeley recently hit a milestone of 70% of its residents having received their first dose. Just above 45% of the city’s eligible calculation is fully vaccinated, along with 43% of Alameda County, according to county health data.

There are currently thousands of vaccination appointments available at Golden Gate Fields through MyTurn, along with those being made available on a pop-up basis at community clinics, local churches, homeless shelters and more.

For more information on how to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, check out our updated FAQ guide.

Supriya Yelimeli is a housing and homelessness reporter for Berkeleyside and joined the staff in May 2020 after contributing reporting since 2018 as a freelance writer. Yelimeli grew up in Fremont and...