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

Vax for the Win!

Get vaccinated and you will be protected from serious illness from COVID-19. Plus, you could be a winner! California’s incentive program gives those who are vaccinated a chance to win $50 gift cards, or large cash prizes. More information here

If you would like to get vaccinated at your clinic: 

Call: (650) 295-3711
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM – 4:25 PM
If you missed your second vaccine dose, please call us today!  

Upcoming first-dose Pfizer vaccine clinics 

The clinics below are supported by San Mateo County Health. 

  • These clinics are giving the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 years and older.
  • Those receiving a first dose are automatically scheduled to receive a second dose 21 days later.
  • Minors 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or bring a signed copy of the vaccination consent form.

Every Tuesday
Hospital Campus, front parking lot
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo
Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or register on site. Appointments not needed.

Every Wednesday
Daly City Youth Health Center
350 90th Street, Daly City
Time: 12:00 pm – 6 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or register on site. Appointments not needed.

Every Wednesday
Fair Oaks Health Center
2710 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
Time: 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or register on site. Appointments not needed.

Every Thursday
Hospital Campus, front parking lot
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo
Time: 4:30 pm – 7 pm
Sign up on MyTurn or register on site. 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 register on site. Appointments not needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs are available here and updated frequently. Below are questions for patients of our clinics.

Who should get vaccinated?

The vaccine is recommended for all adults, especially older adults and those with chronic conditions and other health issues. The Pfizer vaccine is for patients 12 and older. The Moderna vaccine is for patients 18 and older. 

Who should NOT get vaccinated?

  • People with a severe allergic reaction to the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should not get the second dose.
  • People who are allergic to PEG (polyethylene glycol) should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. If you are allergic to polysorbate, you should talk with an allergist to weigh the risks and benefits of being vaccinated.

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.  
 
People with a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or injectable medication should talk to their healthcare provider before getting the vaccine.

Should I get vaccinated if I am pregnant?

The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for all adults. If you are pregnant and have questions about getting vaccinated, please talk with your doctor. While breastfeeding is an important consideration, it is rarely a safety concern with vaccines.

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

Routine testing for pregnancy before getting the COVID-19 vaccination is not recommended. Women who are trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Does the vaccine have side effects?

The side effects for most people are mild: fatigue, muscle aches, and fever. The side effects 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?

Most COVID-19 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.

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) 330-3760
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.