COVID-19 Vaccinations Encouraged
The Town of Atherton strongly encourages every resident in Town, as well as all of our Town staff, to GET VACCINATED for the COVID-19 virus, if health and personal religious beliefs permit it. The Town presently requires all visitors and staff wear a face covering when inside public facilities.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update:
Case numbers and hospitalizations continue to decline in San Mateo County and vaccinations for the Counties youngest students are expected to ramp up next week. San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) is working with San Mateo County Health and school districts to ensure that families have the information they need about vaccinations as well as opportunities to vaccinate their children. SMCOE prepared a press release - click here to read.
Pfizer Vaccine Recommended for 5-11-Year-Olds
On October 26th, a panel of expert advisors recommended that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provide emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine in children ages 5 to 11.
In anticipation of approval of the vaccine next week, SMCOE is partnering with San Mateo County Health and local school districts to hold vaccination clinics across the county next month for students ages 5 to 11. Other options include healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other county and community clinics. SMCH will be posting these options on its website.
COVID-19 Boosters Approved
The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The FDA also approved the use of heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster doses, meaning that eligible individuals can receive any available COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose, no matter which vaccine they originally received.
Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters will be available through vaccination events at the San Mateo County Event Center, pharmacies, healthcare systems, and smaller clinics serving communities across the county. More information can be found on San Mateo County Health’s website.