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This Week in San Mateo County Health
Week of April 18, 2021

Following state and federal guidance, County Health is continuing to pause the use of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Community clinics with planned use of Janssen have switched to Pfizer or Moderna. Other initiatives that utilize Janssen, including vaccination of homebound residents, patients discharged from hospitals, and new bookings at correctional facilities, are being reevaluated.

As vaccination eligibility has expanded in California to 16+, County Health continues to focus on small, targeted clinics in communities in need, as vaccine supply remains limited. Until we receive increased supply of vaccine, we are not able to offer vaccination more broadly.

Residents should contact their health care provider or major pharmacies about vaccine appointments.

Read County Health Chief Louise Rogers’ most recent community update.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other state agencies have recently updated guidance for venues, gatherings, places of worship, vaccinated persons, and other categories. See the latest documents here.

While COVID-19 vaccine supply remains limited, you can sign up for the County’s notification tool to receive notification when the State makes you eligible and information about how you may get an appointment. This notification system is meant as an interim strategy as the State of California launches a statewide COVID-19 vaccine notification system called MyTurn, which will offer online appointment scheduling for our area soon.