VaccinateCA is a non-profit organization which calls medical providers and consolidates official information across the state of California to find where people can obtain the COVID-19 vaccines. We work with the state, local governments, and others to get this information to Californians, in as many languages and as many places as possible.
We've made it easy to include the information on your own website. It will update automatically, without you needing to do anything else. It will show a map, with up-to-date information, and a list of locations where constituents using your site can go to receive a vaccine, with links to the appointment pages where appropriate. This is free to you and your users, always will be, and requires no permission from us to use. Alameda County Public Health uses it to help constituents find vaccines in and near the county.
Here Is What It Looks Like
(For demonstration purposes, this map is centered the map on Market Street in San Francisco. You can pick any location in California, for example the center of your jurisdiction, a point of interest known in your community, a vaccination site, etc.)
You Can Use This On Your Own Site
You can embed this map into your website as easily as embedding a Youtube video.
- Go to https://www.vaccinateca.com/embed on a computer.
- Drag the map until it is centered where you want centered.
- Zoom the map in or out until it covers the desired area.
- Copy the URL from your address bar to your clipboard.
- Add the following code to your website, as "raw HTML" if necessary in your website's software:
<iframe title="You Can Change This Title" src="REPLACE THIS PART WITH THE URL YOU COPIED TO YOUR CLIPBOARD" width="80%" height="80%" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
Remember to replace the src="" part with the URL that you copied from your clipboard. That is the only change you must make, but you can alter the width and height if you'd like.
If you're not comfortable following these instructions, ask the person who usually edits the website to do so; it should take them only a minute or two. If you'd like help, reach out to email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we need permission to do this?
VaccinateCA is a non-profit dedicated to improving public health. We give you permission to use this embed on any non-commercial site, including government, charity, or personal websites. You do not need to have a contract or agreement with us to use it. We will never charge you or your users for it.
Where does this information come from?
We make thousands of phone calls every day across the state of California to e.g. the pharmacists who administer vaccines at pharmacies. We also aggregate information about pop-up vaccination locations, supersites, and the like from the state and local governments.
Is this information guaranteed to be accurate?
We do our level best to include accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive information on where to get the vaccine. We have the best data set in California (and have been told as much by various governmental bodies and our publisher partners), but it isn't perfect.
If you would like to get even more locations in your jurisdiction listed, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how to best get official, up-to-date information from you. We'll take care of the rest.
Do you support languages other than English?
Yes! If you're supporting a community with members who find other languages easier to read, you can edit the link a bit and use any of the languages we have ready.
In the URL, right before "/embed", add "/XX", where XX is any of the following codes:
- es - Spanish
- zn-hant - Traditional Chinese
- zn-hans - Simplified Chinese
- tl - Tagalog
- ko - Korean
- fa - Farsi
- vi - Vietnamese