Indoor Mask Mandate
Bay Area health officials have announced the criteria necessary for lifting indoor mask mandates. Read more here.
The indoor mask mandate remains in effect in San Mateo County.
Boosters for eligible individuals are available at community clinics, health care providers, pharmacies, and the Event Center. See county-operated clinic schedules here.
► People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care
settings should receive a booster dose
of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose
of the Pfizer vaccine.
► People aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions or at increased risk of social inequities should receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
► People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risks.
► People aged 18-64 years who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, after considering their individual benefits and risks.
Read more here.
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.
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+.
First and second doses of Pfizer are available to residents age 12 and older. 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.
Boosters are available only to individuals 18 and older who have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Federal guidance for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines has not yet been issued. Boosters are not available to anyone under 18.
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.