Community Vaccine Opportunities
To find COVID-19 appointment opportunities near you visit:

Updated 8/30/2022


Orange County’s vaccine appointment center. Available to people who live or work in Orange County.

State of California appointment website.

National vaccine finder website. Provides access to local pharmacies and grocery stores providing appointments. It will direct you to the specific website to make the appointment.


Vaccine Sites Near You

Text for COVID-19 Vaccine near you:
Text your ‘zip code’ to ‘438829’ for a list of vaccination sites near you with vaccines in stock.

Ask your primary care doctor, local hospital, or pharmacy/grocery store.

Often, your local hospital, doctor, or pharmacy will have vaccine opportunities available!

Vaccine FAQ

What are the different COVID-19 Vaccines?

Currently there are 4 different vaccines one can chose from. Not all vaccines sites have access to all 4 at one time. If you are interested in a particular vaccine, allows you to filter the vaccine options. Most vaccine sites do list which vaccine will be offered and if it is not listed, either chose a site that does or if possible, call and ask.

Pfizer vaccine

Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 12+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart.

Moderna vaccine

Moderna vaccine is also a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 18+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not use mRNA, but instead a disabled adenovirus (cold virus) to deliver the instructions to our immune system. This vaccine requires only ONE dose.

When am I fully vaccinated?

All three of the COVID-19 vaccines do not become fully effective until 2 weeks after your final dose. So that means, 2 weeks after your 2nd Pfizer or Moderna dose or 2 weeks after your 1st Johnson and Johnson dose.

Where can I get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Here are a few great resources for more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Center for Disease Control: Vaccines for COVID-19:

Center for Disease Control: When you’ve been fully vaccinated:

Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:

Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Fast Facts

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for College Students

John Hopkins Medicine: What is Coronavirus?:

COVID-19 Testing

Where can I get a COVID-19 Test?

Fullerton College provides free, walk-in COVID-19 testing to all members of the campus community.  All members of the campus community are encouraged to test regularly, however, students, who have an approved exemption and want to attend in-person classes, are required to test weekly.


The CDC Recommends COVID-19 tests for the following situations:

Key times to get tested:

  • If you have symptoms, test immediately.
  • If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.
  • If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level

Below are resources to get a COVID-19 Test: 

Fullerton College COVID-19 Testing

FREE PCR testing for any student or staff member. Student and staff can register with Virus Geeks website and receive testing on campus. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

The COVID-19 vaccine was rushed.

Over decades of creating vaccines, the advances in DNA sequencing, the funding and partnerships among many different health agencies all made it possible for researcher to create the COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year. Researchers were able to understand the genetic code of COVID-19 in as little as 2 weeks. With these DNA genome advances; researchers were able to identify the genetic code and begin to use this information and use it to begin making a vaccine. Source: How Were the COVID-19 Vaccines Made So Fast? (


The COVID-19 vaccine changes our DNA.

No. Both vaccines, mRNA (Pfizer & Moderna) and the viral vector (J&J) do not interact with your DNA in any way. These vaccines work by delivering genetic material to our cells to illicit an immune response. The genetic material never enters the nucleus of the cell, where the DNA is kept. Learn more about mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.CDC-mRNA Vaccine  CDC-Viral Vector Vaccine




The COVID-19 vaccine can give me COVID.

No, the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain live COVID-19 virus. It only contains a message that will trigger our immune response. This immune response will help our body create antibodies and memory cells to recognize and fight the virus if we come in contact with it. Source: CDC mRNA Vaccine Info.

I can still get COVID-19 even if I get the vaccine.

Yes, that is true. You can still get the COVID-19 virus if you are vaccinated, and this is considered a breakthrough case. Serious breakthrough cases have been rare among fully vaccinated individuals. Vaccines provided a very STRONG protective factor when it comes to COVID-19. In a study from LA County in July 2021, they found the unvaccinated individuals were 5X more likely to get COVID-19 than vaccinated individuals, and 29x more likely be hospitalized than fully vaccinated individuals. It is important to still wear your mask and practice social distancing when in large crowds or indoors. Source: CDC SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Hospitalizations

If I have had COVID-19, I do not need the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is still recommended even if you have recovered from COVID-19. After isolation and recovering from COVID-19, it is recommended that unvaccinated people get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have received monoclonal antibodies in your recovery of COVID-19, the recommendation is to wait 90 days to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Source: CDC Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination

I do not need to wear a mask once I am vaccinated.

Masks continue to be recommended by Fullerton College and Public Health Officials for those vaccinated or unvaccinated. Due to the high transmissibility of the Delta variant of COVID-19, vaccines, masks, hand washing and social distancing are a best preventive measures we have to stop the spread.