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Free Community Vaccination Event! 7/10/21

The City of San Jose and Santa Clara County are partnering to host a FREE community vaccination event on Saturday July 10th from 9am-3pm at the FoodMax shopping center at the corner of Meridian and Parkmoor Ave.

  • No appointments are neceesiary

  • No fees for any services provided

  • Protect your family, friends, and neighbors

  • All individuals age 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated

  • Automatic entry into the "Vax for the Win" drawing

  • Vaccinations are available to anyone, regardless of immigration status

You can help stop the pandemic by getting a COVID- 19 vaccine.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you. The more people who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the better it is for everyone.

By stopping the spread of COVID-19, we can keep businesses, schools, and other venues open. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 gets us closer to the end of the pandemic.

Getting vaccinated lets you do more of the things you love.

You may need one or two doses for the best protection depending on the brand of vaccine. After your final COVID-19 vaccine dose, it takes two weeks for your body to build up protection. After those two weeks, you are considered fully vaccinated. Once you are fully vaccinated, you can resume most activities without wearing a mask. For more information, visit CDC: Choosing Safer Activities (

People who are fully vaccinated may choose to continue to wear a mask. In specific situations, such as health care settings, correctional settings, and shelters, or businesses and communities that set their own face covering rules, you may need to still wear a mask.

Continue to follow guidance at your workplace, school, and other settings as well.

All COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Having a safe and effective vaccine is the top priority. The requirements for COVID-19 vaccine are the same as all other vaccines. The manufacturers must present the study data that shows the vaccine is safe and that it works before it is made available for general populations. This data is closely reviewed by several scientific groups and they make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of using it.

Health officials continue to monitor the COVID-19 vaccines for safety once they are being used in the general population. This allows them to identify if there are uncommon side effects that are so rare they were not found during clinical trials. Experts review any safety concerns right away and give information to providers and the public on how to treat and respond to them. Vaccine safety is a top priority at every step of the process.

CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe. It helps you track and report any side effects that you might have. V-safe will also remind you when it is time to get your second dose. The person giving you the vaccine will give you more information on v-safe. You can learn more at V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker (

Studies show that all COVID-19 vaccines work very well at keeping you from getting COVID-19. They also seem to work against the new variants. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine helps keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines cannot give you COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine studies included diverse participants.

It is important that our diverse communities were included in the COVID-19 vaccine studies. Tens of thousands of Black, Latinx, American Indian, and Asian people participated in these studies. We know that these communities are often excluded from benefits of medicine but experience ongoing and historical racism, medical trauma, and abuse. Because people of different races, ethnicities, ages, and health conditions participated in the vaccine studies, we know that the vaccine works well in everyone.

All COVID-19 vaccines protect against COVID-19.

All the COVID-19 vaccines are very good at protecting you from COVID-19. There are not recommendations for certain populations (e.g., older people or people with immune disorders, etc.) to get one vaccine over the other. However, people, especially women younger than 50 years old, should be aware of the rare but increased risk of the blood clotting issue with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions—they can share information on the risks and benefits of this vaccine. There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.

No community or group is being targeted with one particular COVID-19 vaccine. All three COVID-19 vaccines should be available at providers across the state, such as health systems, community vaccination sites, local public health, pharmacies, etc. You can choose which vaccine brand to get. If you are looking for a specific type of vaccine, call ahead to make sure your vaccination site has that brand.

COVID-19 vaccine will be free for you.

COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to people at no cost. However, health care providers will be able to charge an administration fee for giving the vaccine to someone. This means that you might be asked for your insurance information when you get the COVID-19 vaccine. You can still get the COVID-19 vaccine if you do not have insurance and/or cannot pay the administration fee.


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