No Appointment Needed! Getting a COVID- 19 Vaccine is Easier than Ever and Now Available for All County Residents Age 12 and Older

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
May 15, 2021

Santa Clara County, CA – Getting a COVID-19 vaccination has never been easier, and County officials urge all residents ages 12 and up to take advantage of the myriad free opportunities -- many of which offer no-appointment vaccinations. 

There are expanded hours on evenings and weekends at some County-operated sites, and residents can also opt to get inoculated at one of the clinics operating out of local pharmacies including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Costco, Safeway and Lucky. 

“Everything is lined up and in place to make getting a vaccine as simple and hassle-free as possible,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer. “We have the vaccine supply, we have the facilities, we have friendly staff ready and waiting. If you haven’t yet protected yourself and the community from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, now is definitely the time to do so.” 

For the latest information about vaccines and appointments, visit the County’s vaccine website at sccfreevax.org

“The County is working to ensure everyone has access to the vaccine and can get it easily,” said Dr. Rocio Luna, Deputy County Executive for the County of Santa Clara. “With the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to-15-year olds, we ask parents and guardians to help children get their vaccine at one of the County’s many accessible sites. This is the best way to slow the pandemic and return to normalcy.” 

Nearly 74% of Santa Clara County residents over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and over 54% have completed their vaccination.  

With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, the County of Santa Clara will ensure that Pfizer vaccine is available at all mass vaccination sites and at all general community-based mobile sites. The County is also working with pediatricians throughout the area to ensure they are prepared to vaccinate their patients.  

Getting vaccinated saves lives, prevents the spread of dangerous variants, and helps the community emerge from the pandemic. The County’s outreach continues to focus on equity and getting vaccines to the hardest-hit communities and those with the greatest barriers to access. 
 
There are multiple opportunities for all eligible community members to get vaccinated throughout Santa Clara County, including expanded drop-in clinics with evening and weekend hours, same-day appointments, and mobile and in-home vaccine clinics. 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 the Eastridge Mall. Anyone age 12 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. 
 
Vaccine sites with drop-in availability are listed below. Individuals seeking vaccination are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before closing time.

 

Location

Days & Hours

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Expo Hall
2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D
San Jose, CA 95111
Open 7 days, evening hours Tues, Weds, Thurs
Monday: 8:30am-4pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 8:30am-4pm
Eastridge Mall (Aloha Roller Rink)
2190 Eastridge Loop #1402
San Jose, CA 95122
Open 7 days
Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4pm
Gilroy High School
750 W. 10thSt.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm
Youth event for teens & family:
Friday, May 21st, 2pm-4:30pm
North East Medical Services
1870 Lundy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-11:30am;1pm-4pm
Thursdays: Drive-Thru Clinic
Bay Area Community Health
VTA Santa Teresa Station
6360 Santa Teresa Blvd
San Jose, CA 95119
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
El Camino HealthSunnyvale
1030 West Maude Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Evening hours on Wednesdays Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:45am-8pm
Emmanuel Baptist Church
467 North White Road
San Jose, CA 95127
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
County Service Center
1555 Berger Drive
San Jose, CA 95127
Monday and Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza (Gardner Health)
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm
Wednesday: noon-5pm
Thursday: 1:30pm-5pm
OverfeltHigh School
1835 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
Weekend hours available
Thursday: 9am-4pm
Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm
Tully Community Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111
Weekend clinic Sunday, May 16: 9am-4pm (18+ only)
Five Wounds Church
1375 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95116
Monday, May 17: 11am-5pm
EdenvaleElementarySchool 285AzucarAvenue
San Jose, CA 95111
Evening hours available
Wednesday, May 19: 1pm-8pm
Boynton High School
901 Boynton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95117
Thursday, May 20: 10am-5pm
Wilcox High School 3250 Monroe Street Santa Clara, CA 95051 Evening hours available Friday, May 21: 1:30pm-7:30pm
James Lick High School 23 N. White Road
San Jose, CA 95127
Weekend clinic Saturday, May 22: 10am-5pm

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