June 11, 2021 – Message from the Chief
Louise Rogers, chief, San Mateo County Health
As we look forward to next week and the increased opening our residents and sectors will enjoy, I’m glad to share that as of June 10th, 556,528 SMC residents have been vaccinated, 83.5% of our eligible population over the age of 12.
The potential for a new milestone beckons — we have administered 993,511 doses — approaching 1 million! We are eager to exceed that milestone and each subsequent marker of progress in our effort to reach everyone in this county with a vaccination when they are ready and eligible. MyTurn has the complete list of all the opportunities in San Mateo County and our region.
We have continued to target our vaccination efforts to the hardest to reach communities in San Mateo County. Our vaccine clinic calendar shows the times, dates and locations of all the walk-up and by appointment opportunities that we sponsor across the county.
We are also excited to offer a new, flexible, tailored approach to meeting the needs of even relatively small groups of residents who have not yet been vaccinated. We invite partners to complete this simple form on the vaccine calendar portion of our website to request a pop-up vaccination clinic for at least 25 participants. Our team would love two-weeks-notice for these pop-ups. If demand is high, we’ll prioritize the requests that are most targeted to the populations for whom the reach of the vaccine has been lowest. In addition to focusing on geographic accessibility, we particularly want to continue to increase vaccination rates among our communities of color that are experiencing rates lower than the county overall, especially hispanic (45.6%), Black (53.6%), and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (53.6%) residents.
Please consider who you might forward this invitation to who could get the word out about these tailored vaccination pop-up events.
All Together Better and Onward,