Oct 25

Voice your priorities for a strong recovery from the pandemic

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 10:10 am by Lisa Atwood

What are your top needs and priorities for an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic? The San Mateo County Recovery Initiative started over a year ago and through input from community leaders, cities and institutions, millions of dollars were allocated to support food access, housing, child care, digital access, small businesses and more. A year and a half into the pandemic, we continue to experience more severe impacts on our communities of color and low-income communities. We want to make sure we are still prioritizing the right things to support those most impacted. 

Join for a virtual forum to share your priorities for an equitable recovery. 

  • Monday, Oct. 25, 5–6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5–6:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7–8:30 p.m. Spanish Language Forum 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5–6:30 p.m. Chinese Language Forum 

Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 921-7912-9206. 

Dial by your location: +1 669-900-6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 921-7912-9206

Spanish and Chinese interpretation will be available for every forum, except for the Spanish and Chinese Language Forum which will include English interpretation. San Mateo County is more than happy to provide interpretation in any language and closed caption as needed to participate. Please share what you need to participate in full at least 72-hours before each forum at 415-271-3357.

If you are not able to make any of the forums, please share your feedback through a five-minute online survey: 

To learn more, please visit the San Mateo County Equity website.

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Oct 25

Book your vaccination appointment at the San Mateo County Event Center

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 9:32 am by Lisa Atwood

San Mateo County is offering vaccination clinics throughout the county to anyone 12 and older. Appointments are not required, but residents can see options and sign up through MyTurn.

Vaccine clinics at the San Mateo County Event Center are scheduled through Nov. 6. as follows: 

  • Tuesday: Noon–7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday through Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
  • To book an appointment on MyTurn, input the actual address of the San Mateo County Event Center: 1346 Saratoga Ave., San Mateo

First and second dose Pfizer clinics are available to individuals age 12 and older. For individuals 12–17 to be vaccinated, they must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the vaccination clinic or bring a signed copy of the vaccination consent form to the clinic.

Need help getting to vaccination sites? 

  • SamTrans provides free bus rides on existing service to COVID-19 vaccination sites for people living or working within San Mateo County. 
  • Caltrain provides free train rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites for people living or working along the corridor within San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

San Mateo County Health is also providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to residents unable to leave home due to age, disability or medical reason. Learn more and schedule an in-home vaccination appointment.


Oct 04

Vaccine booster clinics scheduled for those with highest risk

Posted on October 4, 2021 at 10:15 am 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: 

  • People 65 years and older 
  • Residents in long-term care settings 
  • People aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions or at increased risk of social inequities 
  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions 
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

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: 

  • Thursday, October 7, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 8, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 12, from Noon–7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 13, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

For additional dates, times and locations, please visit the San Mateo County Health vaccine calendar.

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