As of Monday, San Mateo County is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for suitable health workers and vulnerable residents.
The clinic, which uses the Moderna vaccine, begins at 1 p.m. at the San Mateo County Event Center on 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo.
Vaccinations will be available to workers and residents who meet the conditions of Phase 1A of the guidelines for the distribution of vaccines in the country. This phase includes the following groups: those at risk of COVID-19 through work in healthcare or long-term care facilities (including non-clinical staff), and residents of nurses, life support facilities and long-term care for the elderly or vulnerable persons.
San Mateo County Supervisory Board President David Canepa announced the clinic for mass vaccination in a statement Monday.
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People who are interested in vaccination at the driving point must complete an online form to confirm that they meet the conditions. Registration and appointment information will be available once eligibility is confirmed.
The clinic will open from 13:00 to 17:00 on Monday, then from 9:00 to 17:00 from Tuesday to Saturday.
There are approximately 38,000 health workers and 12,000 residents in long-term care in the county. Bill Silverfarb, Canepa’s policy adviser, said approximately 12,000 people have been vaccinated from the county’s 22,000 distributed vaccines to date. This does not include workers in medical systems such as Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Health who have separate distributions of vaccines.
Silverfarb said the clinic is expected to continue as long as vaccine doses are available. The second dose of vaccination will be available after four weeks through a similar clinic.
People in phase 1A who have health plans through Kaiser Permanente can get the vaccine through their primary care provider at Kaiser.
For more information on the eligibility of the Phase 1A vaccine, people can visit the San Mateo County Health Web site.