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COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are now available at convenient times and in many locations throughout San Mateo County, including your local San Mateo Medical Center clinic. 

Vaccines Now Available for Kids 5-11 Years Old

Appointments required for vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years. 

  • Call your clinic for an appointment
  • Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.

Vaccine and Booster Clinics

The clinics below are supported by San Mateo County Health.  

  • Pfizer (12+), Janssen (18+), and Moderna (18+) available
  • First, second, and booster (for 18+) doses available
  • Those receiving a first dose are automatically scheduled to receive a second dose 21 or 28 days later, depending on vaccine type.
  • Minors 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or bring a signed copy of the vaccination consent form.

Every Tuesday
San Mateo Medical Center
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo
2nd Floor, Education Classroom
Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Every Wednesday
Daly City Youth Health Center
350 90th Street, Daly City
Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Fair Oaks Health Center
2710 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Every Thursday
San Mateo Medical Center
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo
2nd Floor, Education Classroom
Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Every Friday
South San Francisco Clinic
306 Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Every Saturday
Hospital Campus, West parking lot
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Every Sunday
Coastside Clinic
222 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

Fair Oaks Health Center
2710 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or call 1-833-422-4255.
Appointments not needed.

To Get Vaccinated at Your Health Clinic 

Call: (650) 372-3200
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
If you missed your second vaccine dose, please call us today!  

Proof of Vaccination

When you get the COVID-19 vaccine, we will ask for your cell phone number and email address. This information will make it easy to get a digital version of your vaccine record when you need it. A digital vaccine record makes it easy to prove your vaccine status if you lose your paper vaccine card.

You are not required to give us this information. But, if we don’t have it, it may be hard get your digital vaccine record in the future. Any information you provide will be kept confidential and be part of your health record.

Get proof of vaccination through the state’s website.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get vaccinated?

The vaccine is recommended for everyone age 5 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is for patients 5 and older. The Moderna and Janssen vaccines are for patients 18 and older. 

Should I get an additional (3rd) dose or a booster?

  • Additional (3rd) doses are recommended for those who are immunocompromised.  
  • Booster doses are recommended for those who are 65 and older, are a long-term care resident, or are 50-64 and have an underlying medical condition and completed their second vaccine more than 6 months ago. 

Can I get the vaccine even if I have a chronic disease?

Yes. People with chronic diseases (e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, asthma) should get the COVID-19 vaccine because they are at higher risk for serious COVID-19 disease if they get infected. 

If I have allergies, is it OK to get the vaccine?

Yes. The CDC recommends that people with a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications—such as food, pet, venom, antibiotic, environmental, or latex allergies—should get vaccinated since none of these things are in the vaccine. People with a history of allergies to oral medications or a family history of severe allergic reactions may also get vaccinated.  

Should I get vaccinated if I am pregnant or trying to get pregnant?

The CDC recommends vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older, including people who are trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future, as well as their partners.

Currently no evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccine causes fertility problems (problems trying to get pregnant) in women or men.

If you get pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible.

Does the vaccine have side effects?

The side effects for most people are mild: fatigue, muscle aches, and fever. If you have side effects, they should go away in 1-2 days. The side effects may be your immune system responding to the vaccine.

How many shots will I need?

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses – the first shot, and then a second shot several weeks later. It’s very important to get both doses to get the full protection from COVID-19. The Janssen vaccine is a one-dose vaccine. Some may also need additional doses or are eligible for a booster. 

Is the vaccine free?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for patients.

What should I bring to my vaccine appointment?

Please bring a photo ID that shows your age and address, if you have one. Also bring your Health Plan of San Mateo membership card and/or your yellow card.

How can I get vaccinated at my home?

Please call our vendor, HR Support, to see if you or a loved one qualify for homebound COVID-19 vaccination.

You can reach HR Support directly by calling:
Toll Free Number: (855) 330-3763
General line: (510) 363-0051

You can also fill out the state’s MyTurn platform to be notified of vaccine options available to those who are homebound. Please be sure to select “yes” to the question “I need help with transportation to a vaccine clinic, or I need a home appointment because I am unable to leave home due to limited mobility or fragile health.” to be added to their contact list.

How can I get a ride to my appointment?

SamTrans will provide free bus rides on existing service to COVID-19 vaccination sites for people living or working within San Mateo County. Read more here.

Health Plan of San Mateo (HSPM) offers a transportation benefit to members. To schedule a ride, Medi-Cal members should call 1-844-856-4389, and CareAdvantage members should call 1-877-356-1080.

Another option is Redi-Wheels. Call 650-482-9360.