COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Receive Notification When You Are Eligible

While COVID-19 vaccine supply remains limited, you can sign up for the County’s notification tool to receive notification when the State makes you eligible and information about how you may get an appointment.

This notification system is meant as an interim strategy as the State of California launches a statewide COVID-19 vaccine notification system called MyTurn, which will offer online appointment scheduling for our area soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs are available here and are frequently updated.

Currently Vaccinating

San Mateo County Health is actively working through the different phases of distribution as quickly as we can to direct the limited supply of vaccine to the identified priority groups. We are currently vaccinating members of Phase 1A and 1B as vaccine supply allows, in keeping with the State’s guidance.  

The State’s phases and tiers of vaccine recipients are outlined here.

Beginning February 22, the County of San Mateo expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include teachers,  child care providers, first responders and food and agricultural workers who meet the state’s Phase 1B criteria, as supply allows.  Despite this expansion in eligibility, appointments remain extremely limited. 

We are committed to ensuring that everyone in San Mateo County who wants the vaccine will receive it.

Vaccine is actively coming to San Mateo county and being routed to healthcare organizations and pharmacies. Most San Mateo County residents will receive the vaccine from their primary care provider or pharmacy. Contact your health care provider for the most accurate and up to date information about when and how you can expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments might not immediately be available, check back regularly as more access becomes possible.

Please note: SMC Health does not provide letters for worker groups regarding vaccine eligibility. Employers are responsible for providing their employees with proof of employment if it is required.

SamTrans Offering Free Transportation to Vaccination Sites

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.

For more information visit the County's Vaccination page here