Get a COVID shot this week without an appointment
Sandra Campos received her COVID-19 vaccine at Monterey Mushrooms in Morgan Hill on Cesar Chavez Day. Photo by Lorraine Gabbert.
Numerous Santa Clara County vaccination sites are accepting drop-ins for COVID-19 vaccines this week.

Same day appointments are available across the county, including at Levi’s Stadium and Eastridge Mall (Aloha Roller Rink). Anyone age 16 and older who lives, works or attends school in Santa Clara County is eligible for the vaccine.

The news comes as Santa Clara County revealed on Monday that the race/ethnicity of Latinos vaccinated through Kaiser Permanente automatically changed to “other” or “non-Hispanic” when transferred into the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), a database that logs all vaccination records for state residents.

The county partnered with Kaiser to correct the information, resulting in more than 22,000 additional Hispanic/Latino community members registered with at least one dose of the vaccine, according to Santa Clara County Public Health’s data dashboard.

The updated figures are critical as Latino residents face a disproportionate impact from COVID-19. In Santa Clara County, Latino residents comprise more than half the COVID-19 cases and nearly 29% of the total deaths, despite being only a quarter of the county population.

While Kaiser documents patients’ country of origin, CAIR does not. Instead, it classifies Hispanic/Latino as only an ethnicity and not a race. To correct the error, the county compared data between Kaiser and CAIR.

“Robust data validation and data analysis like the ones that identified this issue are key tools to understand and address the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the community,” health officers said in a statement. “Better understanding of vaccination rates for the Hispanic/Latino community is critical to inform strategies that will ensure equity in vaccination and other responses to the pandemic.”

County vaccination sites with drop-in availability are listed below. Individuals seeking vaccinations are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before closing time.

Locations with multiple drop-in days:

Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 2542 Monterey Highway, Gate D, San Jose

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Sunday 5/2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County Service Center, 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Friday 4/30, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 North White Road, San Jose

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Friday 4/30, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Thursday 4/29, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tues/Thurs); 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Wed)

Gilroy High School, 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Friday 4/30, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mountain View Community Center, 201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View

  • Tuesday 4/27 through Friday 4/30, 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Overfelt High School, 1835 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose

  • Thursday 4/29 through Sunday 5/2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Thurs/Sun); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fri/Sat)

Single day drop-in clinics:

Martial Cottle Park, 391 Chynoweth Street, San Jose

  • Tuesday 4/27 between 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Refuge, 2165 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose

Wednesday 4/28 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

  • Wednesday 4/28 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ConXion, 749 Story Road, San Jose

  • Thursday 4/29 between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tafatolu Congregational Church, 2510 Alvin Avenue, San Jose

  • Thursday 4/29 between 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Vianney, 4600 Hyland Avenue, San Jose

  • Friday 4/30 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last week, Santa Clara County announced that 1 million residents are inoculated against COVID-19. Still, the county lags behind other neighboring regions, a San José Spotlight data analysis shows.

As of Tuesday, 611,718 county residents have been fully vaccinated — about 38% of the population. The county had 118,036 total COVID-19 cases and 2,048 deaths.

Santa Clara County residents can visit www.sccfreevax.org or call 211 to make an appointment. Due to the county’s “no wrong door” policy, residents can make an appointment anywhere that is most convenient for them.

Residents can also use www.findmyvaxsc.com, a volunteer-created site that finds available vaccine appointments in the county.

Contact Patricia Wei at [email protected].

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