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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in San Mateo County. The vaccine will be provided following the State's prioritization schedule for equitable distribution that will ensure everyone who wants a vaccine will have access at no cost. COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials.

Members of the public can expect to receive notification either through their employer or healthcare provider on when they may be eligible for vaccination. 

There are three phases and several tiers within Phase 1 for distribution with at-risk populations prioritized first. You can learn more about the tiers and phases on the San Mateo County's vaccination plan web page or the State of California vaccine web page.

The San Mateo County Event Center is being used to provide vaccinations for healthcare workers who have COVID-19 exposure through their in-person/client-serving work.  This is the Phase 1a population within the federal and state guidelines. Only those who are eligible at this time, have been contacted through their employer or county, and have an appointment may use the Event Center vaccination site. 

Most health care workers are being vaccinated by their large Multi-County Entity employers, such as Kaiser, Sutter Health, Dignity, AHMC located in the county and by large healthcare employers just north and south of us who employ many San Mateo County residents, such as Stanford and UCSF. 

Members of the public should continue to stay tuned on the timeline for other groups to become eligible for vaccination and expect to receive word either through their employer or their healthcare provider.  

Have questions?

If you live or work in San Mateo County and have questions about the vaccination schedule, you may contact San Mateo County Health at

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