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Menlo Park COVID-19 vaccine news

Posted on: February 18, 2021

2/18/2021 - County’s vaccine shipments delayed by winter storms across the nation

San Mateo County Health has been advised by the California Department of Public Health that the weekly delivery of vaccine doses has been delayed by winter storms affecting other parts of the country. The County had been expecting 14,200 Moderna doses (combined first and second doses) and has not received information on when the shipment will arrive.

A vaccination clinic Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at the San Mateo Event Center and Friday’s clinic Feb. 19 at San Francisco International Airport are occurring as planned. The County’s vaccine supply will likely switch from Moderna to Pfizer on Friday, Feb. 19, and some second-dose appointments may be canceled due to the switch.

Plans for vaccination clinics for the week of Feb. 22 are being adjusted as needed, based on when the Moderna doses arrive. Vaccine distribution to local health care partners and some large vaccine distribution events may also be on hold until we receive updates from the California Department of Public Health.

If you haven’t already, please sign up for the San Mateo County vaccine notification tool and the State MyTurnCA vaccine notifications. Eligible people who sign up will be notified about upcoming vaccination clinics as supplies become available.

Contact: Public Engagement Manager Clay Curtin