SAN MATEO (BCN / CBS SF) – Starting Thursday, the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo County will have weekly COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics for anyone living or working in the county.
The mass vaccination centers will return if the county vaccine supply increases after weeks of restricted supply that prompted district officials to halt the mass vaccination centers in mid-March.
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In the future, the district will host two to three mass vaccination centers every week, provided that the supply permits. These are in addition to the community clinics in badly affected areas where vaccination efforts have been concentrated over the past month.
District chief Mike Callagy encouraged people to get the vaccine, saying in a statement that the more vaccines the district can get, the safer the district will be.
“We need to get everyone to see this vaccine as a life-saving measure that will bring us closer to normal,” Callagy said.
The state’s MyTurn.ca.gov website allows people to register for drive-through appointments at the event center.
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The county will also resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in accordance with instructions from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The county will continue to seek vaccination efforts for the homeless, farm workers and residents in communities with low vaccination rates.
First and second dose clinics continue in neighborhoods and cities such as North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, San Mateo, Daly City, El Granada and Half Moon Bay.
As of Monday, San Mateo County’s 445,776 residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That figure represents 69 percent of the adult population eligible for the vaccine.
For vulnerable communities – those with lower vaccination rates and high exposure to the virus – vaccination rates are 56 percent.
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For more information, see https://cmo.smcgov.org/press-release/april-27-2021-vaccine-appointments-available-county%E2%80%99s-supply-increases.