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This Week in San Mateo County Health
Week of July 26, 2021

Message from the Chief

Read County Health Chief Louise Rogers’ latest community update.

State Guidance

With the end of the tier system and the opening of California’s economy on June 15, San Mateo County is following all state guidelines. There are no additional local restrictions, though Bay Area health officers are recommending the use of masks indoors for everyone.

The California Department of Public Health has updated its guidance for self-isolation (for people who have or likely have COVID-19) and self-quarantine (for people who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19).

The California Department of Public Health has created an online portal for users to access their vaccination information. The site will give you a digital copy of your vaccine record.

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.

See a list of county-operated and -partner clinics, with times and locations, here.

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 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.