High demand for vaccines, booster strains force staff at San Mateo clinic – CBS San Francisco – .

High demand for vaccines, booster strains force staff at San Mateo clinic – CBS San Francisco – .

SAN MATEO (KPIX) – A rush for COVID-19 vaccines and reminders ahead of the holidays prompted a San Mateo County clinic to turn away 180 patients because staff could not meet demand, a door confirmed on Tuesday -speak.
Preston Merchant told KPIX that the Monday night vaccination clinic at San Mateo Medical Center had to be canceled hours before it opened at 4:30 p.m. when they realized there was a shortage of staff. Merchant said all 180 patients have been notified and deferred to a later date.

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At the San Mateo County Events Center on Tuesday night, a constant stream of cars lined up with many people wanting to get or be vaccinated before Christmas and the New Year.

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Many have said they don’t want the virus to interfere with another holiday. Last year, vaccines were not yet available and many families spent the month apart.

“We’re going to Mexico, so we’re going to visit family,” said a woman at the event center who was lining up with her father to get her first dose. “It’s important so that we can be with our family on this vacation. “

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The Centers for Disease Control has said that mixing and pairing vaccines is safe and, in some cases, can produce a higher immune response. It takes two weeks for the doses to be fully effective.


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