Indoor Mask Mandate
San Mateo County is joining other Bay Area counties in requiring face coverings for everyone indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status. The order took effect at 12:01 AM on August 3.
Cases in Schools
Information about the incidence of COVID-19 in schools in San Mateo County is managed by the individual school districts. Find information here.
Message from the Chief
Read the latest community update from San Mateo County Health Chief Louise Rogers, which documents the progress in reaching the remaining unvaccinated residents in the county.
Booster Shots & Third Doses
For information about booster shots or third doses of vaccine in San Mateo County, please click here.
Take Our Survey about Interest in Receiving Boosters
Federal agencies are developing plans for a 3rd or booster dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals eight months after their second dose, beginning as early as September 20, 2021. While this plan is still awaiting FDA approval, San Mateo County is already preparing for mass vaccination clinics and would like your thoughts on how to do this best.
Please help San Mateo County plan for booster doses with this 2-minute survey by clicking here.
This survey is meant to provide a better understanding of resident interest in receiving a booster or third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. The survey does not place you on a contact list or provide an appointment for a third dose.
The California Department of Public Health has created an online portal where you can access your vaccination information. The site will give you a digital copy of your vaccine record, which you can also print.
Vaccination is Widely Available in San Mateo County
Vaccinations are available throughout San Mateo County, at County-sponsored clinics, community clinics, private health care providers, pharmacies and other venues.
Appointments are accessed via MyTurn four or more days before the date of the clinic — but appointments are not required. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) clinics are open to residents 18+.
Vaccination is available to residents age 12 and older with the Pfizer vaccine. For residents 12-17 to get 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.
Testing is Still Important
Testing remains an important strategy in continuing to reduce the spread of the disease and to protect individuals who have not been vaccinated. Testing is available for all ages, including young children and infants.
People who are vaccinated or unvaccinated should get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Unvaccinated persons should get tested if they have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have concerns about being infected or exposed.
See smcgov.org/testing for more information about locations and schedules. In addition to these sites, testing is also available from health care providers and other community organizations.
Interested in Bringing a Vaccine Event to Your Organization?
Complete this form to partner with San Mateo County Health to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to your organization/location.