FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Clara County, CA – The County of Santa Clara continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccines for anyone over 12 years of age and older. Members of the community are urged to make a same day appointment or take advantage of several drop-in vaccine appointment sites.
Drop-ins are welcome at most vaccination clinics in Santa Clara County, including at Gilroy High School, Eastridge Mall, the County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Emmanuel Baptist Church, and the Mountain View Community Center. This week’s pop-up vaccine clinic locations include multiple school- and university-based sites, including San Jose State University (Wednesday, June 2), Santa Clara University (Wednesday, June 2), Crittenden Middle School-Mountain View (Wednesday, June 2), Downtown College Prep (Thursday, June 3), and August Boeger Middle School-San Jose (Friday, June 4).
Getting vaccinated saves lives, prevents the spread of dangerous variants, and will help prevent further surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The County continues to focus on getting vaccines to communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic and to young people.
“To win the fight against COVID-19, we need everyone eligible in our community to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “The evidence is clear. As more people get vaccinated, the number of COVID-19 cases drop. It is up to all of us to encourage family, friends and co-workers to get vaccinated so we can return to normalcy.”
More than 76% of Santa Clara County residents age 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and over 1 million county residents (63%) have completed their vaccination.
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 and same-day appointments are also available throughout the county.
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. Drop-in availability is subject to supply and capacity limitations.
For the latest information about vaccines, visit the County’s vaccine website at sccfreevax.org.
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