Posted to Menlo Park COVID-19 Updates by Lisa Atwood
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine, according to the following guidelines:
Boosters are available only to individuals 18 and older who have received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. Federal guidance for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines has not yet been issued.
Appointments for the Event Center booster clinic, and for other vaccination opportunities in the Bay Area, may be scheduled through MyTurn. For the Event Center booster clinics, appointments are encouraged but not required. Drive-up participants should bring their previous vaccination documentation. Those without documentation may self-attest to having received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and meeting the other qualifications outlined by the FDA and CDC.
San Mateo County Health will be holding drive-thru booster clinics at the San Mateo County Event Center on the following dates and times:
For additional dates, times and locations, please visit the San Mateo County Health vaccine calendar.
Posted to Menlo Park Sustainability News by Clay Curtin
Menlo Park is a part of the South Bayside Waste Management Authority, better known as RethinkWaste, and the public agency recently announced its annual poster contest, which is open to students in grades 3–5 within its local service area. This year’s theme is Compost Champions, which encourages children to demonstrate how they compost their food scraps, dirty paper, and yard trimmings in an art form.
This year’s contest is only for individual students. The first place winner will have their poster displayed on local Recology trucks and the top 3 contest winners will be recognized at the RethinkWaste website and social media and receive amazing reusable items.
Submissions are due online by noon, Friday, October 29. Applications are now available on the poster contest webpage. Spanish-language contest guidelines are also available.
Posted to Menlo Park Transportation News by Clay Curtin
The Reimagine SamTrans project is an analysis of SamTrans’ bus system in San Mateo County, with the goal of proposing network changes to better the rider experience. Over the last year, SamTrans has proposed various route alternatives that aim to improve efficiency based on factors such as route coverage, frequency and regional connections. Community feedback helped SamTrans staff refine the options over summer 2021, with a preferred network proposal ready for review before deployment in summer 2022.
There are minor and major service changes proposed throughout San Mateo County, with proposed changes in South County that will affect Menlo Park riders. Routes with proposed changes include the 281, 286 and 296, and on school tripper routes such as the 80, 83 and 84.
SamTrans will be holding a virtual community meeting to share information and gather further feedback on the proposed changes for summer 2022.
SamTrans South County meetingThursday, Oct. 21, 5:30–6:30 p.m.Meeting link: https://bit.ly/reimaginesouthcounty Call in phone number: 312-626-6799 Zoom Webinar ID: 858 7664 0032Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin and Tongan
For those that cannot attend the meeting, you may also submit feedback on the Reimagine SamTrans webpage. To submit feedback via the webpage, go to the South County webpage or school tripper webpage and scroll to the feedback window about halfway down the page.
For more information, please visit the Reimagine SamTrans website or call their customer service line at 800-660-4287.