COVID-19 Vaccine Information

When you are eligible to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to get them. Our position is based on the latest scientific data—which favor the vaccine as a safe and powerful way to stop the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information from Cedars-Sinai on the COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.

Schedule Your Appointment

Use one of the following options to schedule your vaccination, third dose, or booster appointment: 

  • Log in to your My CS-Link account  
    • Click on the "Visits" button in the top menu
    • On the "Visits" screen, click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button
    • Click on the "COVID-19 Vaccine Dose 1" button
  • Visit the California Department of Public Health's My Turn website and follow the instructions
  • Call 1-855-427-5465 and ask to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

If you don't already have a My CS-Link account, register at mycslink.org or download the Cedars-Sinai app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you need help registering, call 1-855-427-5465.

Please note that we cannot administer a second dose of a two-dose series if you received your first dose at another vaccination site. If you received your first dose at another vaccination site, please return to that site for your second dose.

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination at a location other than Cedars-Sinai, please bring your vaccination card to your next doctor’s appointment so we can update your vaccination record.

State and Local COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Use this chart to determine if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine doses. At this time, vaccines are not approved for children under the age of 5.

For the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the following groups are eligible for the primary two-dose series: Individuals 5 to 17 years old are eligible for Pfizer only. Individuals 18 and older are eligible for both Pfizer and Moderna.  For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, immuno-compromised individuals are eligible for an additional (third) dose at least four weeks after the second dose of a primary two-dose series: Individuals 5 to 17 years old are eligible for Pfizer only. Individuals 18 and older are eligible for both Pfizer and Moderna.  For the Pfizer vaccine, individuals 12 through 17 are eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer, at least five months after the second dose of a primary two-dose series of Pfizer.  For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the following groups are eligible for an initial booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: Individuals 18 and older are eligible at least five months after the second dose of a primary two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. Individuals 18 and older who are immuno-compromised are eligible at least three months after an additional (third) dose for immuno-compromised.  For the Pfizer vaccine, individuals 12 through 17 who are immuno-compromised are eligible for an additional booster dose of Pfizer, at least four months after the initial booster dose of Pfizer.  For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the following groups are eligible for an additional booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna: Individuals 18 through 49 who are immuno-compromised are eligible at least four months after the initial booster dose Pfizer or Moderna. Individuals 50 and older are eligible at least four months after the initial booster dose Pfizer or Moderna.  For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, individuals 18 and older are eligible for the primary single-dose series.  For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, immuno-compromised individuals 18 and older are eligible for an additional (second) dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine 28 days after the first dose.  For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, individuals 18 and older are eligible for an initial booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson at least two months after the primary dose of Johnson & Johnson, or at least two months after an additional (second) dose for immuno-compromised.  For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, individuals 18 through 49 who received Johnson & Johnson for both their primary and initial booster doses are eligible for an additional booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least four months after the initial booster dose of Johnson & Johnson.  In most cases, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred. Individuals may get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in some situations. Visit the CDC website for guidance.

* In most cases, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred. Individuals may get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.

Booster Doses

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.
  • Unlike the initial booster, the additional booster is an option, not a formal recommendation. If you are eligible but you aren't sure if you should receive a second booster, please consult your personal physician.
  • Booster doses are available at multiple locations across Los Angeles. If you are eligible, we encourage you to visit the California Department of Public Health’s My Turn website to choose a date and location most convenient for you.

Doses for Immuno-compromised Patients

  • The FDA and CDC have authorized additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for some people with weakened immune systems.
  • The additional dose is not a booster dose. The additional dose is meant to give immuno-compromised patients the same level of protection that initial doses give non-immuno-compromised patients. Boosters are meant to target variants and raise immunity in case previous vaccination wears off.
  • Before attempting to make an appointment for an additional dose, review the information provided on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or talk to you doctor or healthcare provider about your condition.

Patients Under the Age of 18

  • A consent form is required for all patients under the age of 18.
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your appointment. If this is not possible, bring a signed copy of the consent form to your appointment.
  • If you are under the age of 16, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian or a responsible adult. If you are accompanied by a responsible adult, the consent form must name the responsible person and be signed by the parent or legal guardian. The responsible person must bring their photo ID.
  • Examples of proof of age can be found on the LA County Department of Health's vaccine page, under item 3, "Required documentation."
  • To sign-up for proxy access to My CS-Link for a family member, including children and teens, you must complete the form below and take it to the patient’s next doctor visit. For more information regarding proxy access to My CS-Link, visit this page and click on "Proxy Access for Family Member or Other" under "New User?"

Continue to Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Even after being vaccinated, you should follow CDC guidelines—including wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing as appropriate.

An important word about Cedars-Sinai physicians: Their offices are not yet able to schedule vaccine appointments. Please do not call them to schedule a vaccine appointment. We are all grateful for your support.

Resources for Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccine information is evolving quickly. The following resources are available for the most up-to-date information: