We’re here to support you with information and resources about COVID-19 vaccines. We can answer reference questions you have about vaccines, including the history of vaccines, the effectiveness of vaccines, and the safety of vaccines. You can reach us by emailing or texting Ask Us, calling your local AC Library, or stopping by during limited visiting hours at our libraries.
Local and State Resources on COVID-19 Vaccines
Are you looking for California and Alameda County-specific information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine? Start with one of these websites.
This site is run by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. Get your Alameda County-specific COVID-19 information here. Take a look at the menu at the top of the screen for subjects. Scroll down for the latest updates. This site offers documents in multiple languages.
This site, run by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, offers information about how to sign up for a vaccine notification, how to determine which phase/tier you're in, where vaccinations are being administered, what the vaccination plan is for the County, and more.
This form, which can also be found on the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency website, will let you sign up for a notification when it's your turn to get a vaccine.
This site covers information such as where in each county to get vaccinated, statewide recovery plans, and more. Scroll down to the "People Want to Know" section for frequently asked questions.
The California Department of Health's COVID-19 website includes statewide resources, statistics, and a news feed. Take a look at the left sidebar for links to the information on this site. It includes multilingual information and a Spanish version of the site.
California's Safe Schools for All Plan provides the support and accountability to establish a clear path to minimize in-school transmissions and enable, first, a phased return to in-person instruction, and then ongoing safe in-person instruction. The Safe Schools For All Hub consolidates key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools. New resources will be added to the Hub on a routine basis.
Staff Curated Booklists
As we anticipate the dispersion of the COVID-19 Vaccine, please check out these titles. The books on this list are geared toward adult reading and they range from the history of vaccines, personal accounts to relevant and current information for everyone.
Do you know how vaccines work and why they're important? Let's read on and find out!
Teen targeted titles on public (and personal) health.
Take a deeper dive into the scientific and cultural history of vaccinations and germ theory.
Downloadable audiobooks on the topic of diseases and how we try to stop them.