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Menlo Park COVID-19 Pandemic News

Posted on: January 18, 2021

1/18/2021 - County continues push to vaccinate health care workers

San Mateo County continues to work to protect public health and safety in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The county’s emergency operations center (EOC) remains open to coordinate countywide response and communications in response to the situation. The City of Menlo Park continues to coordinate information with the county EOC’s joint information center who provides status reports every Thursday. 

San Mateo County Health continues to vaccinate Phase 1A health care workers who have pre-registered. At this time, there are no available appointments at the San Mateo Event Center vaccination clinics. Qualifying Phase 1A health care workers should contact their primary care provider about receiving the vaccine.

While state officials recently gave the approval for counties to begin entering Phase 1B for adults 65 years and older, San Mateo County has not yet moved to that phase. The county continues to prioritize reaching as many members of Phase 1A as possible, while awaiting the arrival of additional vaccine doses. The county recently released a video describing local vaccination efforts.

Most San Mateo County residents will receive the vaccine from their primary care provider. Contact your health care provider for the most accurate and up to date information about when and how you can expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The State of California’s vaccine distribution website has information about the roll out phases. 

San Mateo County Health’s website has the most up to date information on the vaccine process locally. 

COVID-19 vaccine livestream: What You Need to Know 

San Mateo County Health presented a live video event online Jan. 13 about the vaccine roll out, equitable distribution and how older adults can access the vaccine when supplies are available.

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Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin
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