Santa Clara County continues to encourage teens and other eligible community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by further expanding its evening and weekend hours and various pop-up sites that don't require an appointment.
Teens and young adults currently have lower rates of vaccination. Younger people ages 16 to 29 comprise the highest number of unvaccinated individuals in the county. Eighteen- to 34-year-olds have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection of any age group, county officials noted in a press release Saturday.
"As we approach school graduation events and the summer holiday season, it is vital for those who intend to attend gatherings and celebrations to do so in the safest manner possible for themselves and the community — fully vaccinated," the county said in a May 8 statement.
"We have prioritized the lowest vaccinated census tracts for our mobile pop up clinics and door to door canvassing," Deputy County Executive Dr. Rocio Luna said. "Our mobile clinics have delivered more than 45,000 doses of vaccine at over 100 sites, and we're also locating clinics at schools and offering incentives for youth to get vaccinated."
Vaccination sites throughout the county will continue to accept drop-ins for COVID-19 vaccines in the coming week, and same-day appointments are also available throughout the county, including at Levi's Stadium. Anyone ages 16 and older who lives, works, or attends school in Santa Clara County is eligible for vaccination. Drop-in availability is subject to supply and capacity limitations, the county said.
Vaccine sites in the north county will take place the week of May 9 at:
• El Camino Health, 1030 W. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, Monday-Saturday 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
• Ravenswood Family Health Network, 900 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-noon
• Ravenswood Family Health Network, 785 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale, Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Larger sites in the southern end of the county include:
• Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, 2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San Jose, Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Eastridge Mall's Aloha Roller Rink, 2190 Eastridge Loop #1402, San Jose, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
A list of all vaccine sites with drop-in availability can be found at: covid19.sccgov.org/news-releases. More information on the vaccines and to register for appointments can be found at sccfreevax.org.
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