General Public: Vaccination Information

vaccinate-58-logoEdThank you for your interest in COVID19 vaccinations.

Our office is authorized to provide the COVID19 vaccine.

We have ordered vaccine, however we are waiting for our first shipment. Blue Shield is now administering the distribution of COVID vaccinations in California, and the transition has not going smoothly.

Once we have COVID19 vaccines in stock, we will provide information about scheduling a vaccination at our office.

We will be providing the vaccination to patients in the approved tiers and those with medical eligibility. Read more at

Until we have more information, we are focusing on our clinical care responsibilities.
At this time, we are not taking reservations for vaccines. We are unable to offer a waiting list.

Please follow our vaccine availability online at

When the vaccine(s) is/are available, we will provide the information about the vaccine(s) here and scheduling information on our website
The 2 dose Moderna vaccine is approved for 18 years and older.

The 1 dose Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine is approved for 18 years and older.

The 2 dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for 16 years and older. This vaccine currently requires ultra-cold storage, however data suggests the vaccine can be stored in a conventional medical freezer. We may order this vaccine when storage recommendations are updated as we do not have the facilities for ultra-cold storage.

Thank you for your interest in getting vaccinated!

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at,, and She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit
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