Vaccinations of 12- to 15-year-olds Starts in Marin

COVID-19 vaccinations started Thursday, May 13, in Marin County for youths aged 12 to 15 now that authorization bodies have provided the go-ahead. 

Details and appointments for all vaccine options in Marin can be found at GetVaccinatedMarin.org.

Marin County Public Health is organizing the outreach effort for parents and guardians of the younger group, which amounts to about 14,000 residents. Public Health has set a goal to vaccinate at least half of the group within a week of receiving authorization. Existing mass vaccination sites will offer evening and weekend hours for newly eligible youths, and mobile vaccination units will be dispatched to select locations, including schools in lower-income communities.

One primary site for adolescent vaccinations will be the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, a drive-through vaccine site operated in partnership with Curative and the Golden Gate Bridge District. The site is open Sundays  through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will open 6,000 appointments for the newly approved 12- to 15-age group on Thursday, May 13.

In addition to the Larkspur location, several one-day vaccine clinics are planned at sites around Marin, including:

·        Thursday, May 13 – Village at Corte Madera, Corte Madera

·        Saturday, May 15 – Miller Creek Middle School, Marinwood

·        Monday, May 17 – San Jose Middle School, Novato

·        Tuesday, May 18 – Coastal Health Alliance, Point Reyes Station

·        Wednesday, May 19 – North Marin Community Services, Novato

·        Friday, May 21 – Hamilton Community Center, Hamilton

·        Saturday, May 22 – Miller Creek Middle School, Marinwood

·        Saturday, May 22 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael

Advance appointments are required for all locations listed above, though walk-in clinics are being planned and will be announced soon. In addition, local pharmacies, such as CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, and Golden Gate, have also begin offering appointments for youth age 12 and older. Details and appointments for all vaccine options in Marin can be found at GetVaccinatedMarin.org.

Teens 16 to 18 became eligible for vaccination on April 15, and already approximately 82% of Marin youths in that group have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine that had been authorized for people under 18.

Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer, said more than 85% of all residents age 16 and older have been vaccinated in Marin. “As we open to a wider age group, this is a golden opportunity to reach that level community immunity we’ve been aiming for,” he said.

Read the County's complete Press Release.

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