COVID-19 Milestone: Number of Fully Vaccinated Residents in Santa Clara County Surpasses One Million Mark

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May 22, 2021

Vaccination opportunities come with Boba tea, gift cards, freebies and more at events for youth, LGBTQ community

Santa Clara County, CA – Santa Clara County hit a vaccination milestone this week, breaking the million-mark for residents who are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The situation in Santa Clara County is looking up, and vaccines represent a clear path out of the pandemic. More and more people are getting vaccinated every day, and case rates are dropping. As a result, Santa Clara County entered the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy this week. Officials urge everyone age 12 and older who have not yet been vaccinated to join their peers in the effort to quell the pandemic.

As of May 21st, 73 percent of residents age 12 and older have had at least one dose of vaccine, while almost 60 percent have completed the vaccination process. The latest vaccination numbers are available on the County’s online vaccination dashboard.

“The vaccines are winning the fight, and the reason they’re winning is because they have an essential ally in everybody who is stepping up to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “COVID-19’s greatest and toughest enemy is a vaccinated community.”

COVID-19 vaccination opportunities abound in Santa Clara County this week, including two LGBTQ-focused Vax with Pride events featuring freebies, a DJ playing music and photo booth opportunities. Numerous vaccination events aimed at youth will include complimentary Boba tea refreshers and reusable straws, while supplies last.

“Our efforts continue to make vaccines as accessible as possible, and we are all for making it an enjoyable, appealing experience for our younger population,” said Dr. Rocio Luna, Deputy County Executive for the County of Santa Clara. “Getting vaccinated is the most positive thing someone can do for themselves and the community right now.”

No appointment is needed at these and other vaccination opportunities throughout the county, and officials urged anyone age 12 and up who hasn’t been vaccinated to check out one of the clinics and protect themselves and the community. Youth between 12 to 17-years old need to provide a signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian. For County-operated sites, the consent form is available online.

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. Anyone age 12 and older 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. For the latest information about vaccines and appointments, visit the County’s vaccine website at sccfreevax.org.

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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
Vax with Pride event: Saturday, May 22

Gilroy High School
750 W. 10th St.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm
Youth event for teens & family:
Thursday, May 27: 2pm-6:30pm

Mountain View Community Center
201 S. Rengstorff Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-3:45pm

Valley Specialty Center
751 S. Bascom Ave., Building Q
San Jose, CA 95128

Evening and weekend hours
Monday-Friday: 12pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9am-4:30pm

Valley Health Center Tully
500 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-3:45pm

County Service Center
1555 Berger Drive
San Jose, CA 95127

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church
467 North White Road
San Jose, CA 95127

Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza (Gardner Health)
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116

Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm
Wednesday: noon-5pm
Thursday: 1:30pm-5pm

North East Medical Services
1870 Lundy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131

Monday: 8:30am-11:30am; 1pm-4pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am; 1pm-5pm
(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 Health Sunnyvale
1030 West Maude Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:45am-4:15pm
Friday: 7:45am-12pm

Overfelt High School
1835 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122

Weekend hours available
Saturday, May 22: 10am-5pm
Sunday, May 23: 9am-4pm
Thursday, May 27: 10am-5:30pm
Friday, May 28: 11:30am-7:30pm - Event with San Jose Earthquakes, 4:30pm-6pm
Saturday, May 29: 9:30am-5:30pm

James Lick High School
23 N. White Road
San Jose, CA 95127

Weekend clinic
Saturday, May 22: 10am-5pm

Job Corps
3485 East Hills Drive
San Jose, CA 95127

Weekend clinic
Saturday, May 22: 11am-6pm

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
1389 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95116

Monday, May 24: 11:30am-5pm

Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136

Tuesday, May 25: 10am-12pm

Los Altos High School
201 Almond Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022

Tuesday, May 25: 10am-5:30pm

Andrew Hill High School
3200 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 9511

Evening hours available
Tuesday, May 25: 11:30am-7pm

Children of the Rainbow Park
Madden Ave & Elodie Way
San Jose, CA 95116

Evening hours available
Tuesday, May 25: 1pm-7pm

Indian Health Center
602 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Vax with Pride event (ages 18+)
Wednesday, May 26: 10am-4pm

Oak Grove High School
285 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123

Wednesday, May 26: 11:30am-6:30pm

Mexican Consulate
302 Enzo Drive
San Jose, CA 95138

Wednesday, May 26: 11am-5pm

Fremont High School
575 W. Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Wednesday, May 26: 10am-5:30pm

Milpitas Sports Complex
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035

Evening hours available
Thursday, May 27: 1pm-7:30pm

Sherman Oaks School
1800 Fruitdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122

Evening hours available
Friday, May 28: 1pm-7pm

Washington Elementary School
100 Oak Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Weekend clinic
Saturday, May 29: 10am-4:30pm

Oakridge Mall
925 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123

Weekend clinic
Saturday, May 29: 1pm-6pm

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