Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine wherever possible. Please do not call your doctor as they cannot schedule an appointment for you. Learn more.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Know

Updated March 26, 2021 — Scripps Health is continuing second dose appointments for those who received their first dose with us — and only those with an appointment will receive the vaccine. We are currently not receiving an adequate or consistent supply of COVID-19 vaccines for first dose appointments. Until we do, we encourage you to get your vaccine wherever possible. Please visit or for vaccine availability in San Diego. Please do not call your physician’s office or our nurse line, as they cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccines for you. We will continue to update you as we receive more information.

FAQs on the coronavirus vaccines

A medical professional wearing gloves draws up a vaccine into a syringe from a glass vial, representing the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines.

FAQs on the coronavirus vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine has begun rolling out across the country, bringing a sense of relief along with many questions. Scripps physicians, nurses and staff receive dozens of questions daily about the vaccine’s safety, effectiveness, availability and more. 

“We know there is a lot of information in the media and social media about the vaccine, and not all of it is accurate,” says Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA, Scripps chief medical officer, clinical excellence and experience and co-chair of the Scripps COVID-19 Advisory Vaccine Committee. “It is important to get factual information from a source you can trust. Scripps is here to help you understand how the vaccine works and how it will be distributed.”

Eligibility and scheduling questions

General vaccine questions

Specific medical questions