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San Mateo County to resume mass vaccination sites this week as supply increases

Clinics for first, second doses will continue in neighborhoods, cities

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto on Jan. 30, 2021. San Mateo County is opening mass vaccination sites in addition to community clinics like Ravenswood, thanks to an increased supply of vaccine does. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Starting Thursday, April 29, San Mateo County will have weekly COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in the county.

The San Mateo County Event Center mass vaccination clinic will return as the county's vaccine supply increases following weeks of constrained supply that prompted county officials to pause mass vaccination sites in mid-March.

Moving forward, the county will host two to three mass vaccination sites every week as supply allows. These are in addition to the community clinics in hard hit neighborhoods, where vaccine efforts have been focused for the past month.

County Manager Mike Callagy encouraged people to get the vaccine, saying in a statement that the more vaccines the county can get out, the safer the county becomes.

"We need to have everyone think of this vaccine as a life-saving measure that moves us closer to normalcy," Callagy said.

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People can sign up for drive-thru appointments at the Event Center through the state's MyTurn.ca.gov website.

The county will also resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The county will continue to target vaccination efforts for people who are homeless, farmworkers and residents in communities with low vaccination rates.

First- and second-dose clinics will continue in neighborhoods and cities like North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, San Mateo, Daly City, El Granada and Half Moon Bay.

As of Monday, 445,776 San Mateo County residents have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This number represents 69% of the adult population eligible for the vaccine.

For vulnerable communities — those with lower vaccination rates and which have had high exposure to the virus — vaccination rates are at 56%.

For more information, visit cmo.smcgov.org.

Find comprehensive coverage on the Midpeninsula's response to the new coronavirus by Palo Alto Online, the Mountain View Voice and the Almanac here.

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San Mateo County to resume mass vaccination sites this week as supply increases

Clinics for first, second doses will continue in neighborhoods, cities

by / Bay City News Service

Uploaded: Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 8:33 am

Starting Thursday, April 29, San Mateo County will have weekly COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in the county.

The San Mateo County Event Center mass vaccination clinic will return as the county's vaccine supply increases following weeks of constrained supply that prompted county officials to pause mass vaccination sites in mid-March.

Moving forward, the county will host two to three mass vaccination sites every week as supply allows. These are in addition to the community clinics in hard hit neighborhoods, where vaccine efforts have been focused for the past month.

County Manager Mike Callagy encouraged people to get the vaccine, saying in a statement that the more vaccines the county can get out, the safer the county becomes.

"We need to have everyone think of this vaccine as a life-saving measure that moves us closer to normalcy," Callagy said.

People can sign up for drive-thru appointments at the Event Center through the state's MyTurn.ca.gov website.

The county will also resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The county will continue to target vaccination efforts for people who are homeless, farmworkers and residents in communities with low vaccination rates.

First- and second-dose clinics will continue in neighborhoods and cities like North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, San Mateo, Daly City, El Granada and Half Moon Bay.

As of Monday, 445,776 San Mateo County residents have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This number represents 69% of the adult population eligible for the vaccine.

For vulnerable communities — those with lower vaccination rates and which have had high exposure to the virus — vaccination rates are at 56%.

For more information, visit cmo.smcgov.org.

Find comprehensive coverage on the Midpeninsula's response to the new coronavirus by Palo Alto Online, the Mountain View Voice and the Almanac here.

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