COVID-19 Vaccination - San Mateo
Get Vaccinated with the GIHW and Samaritan House!
The GIHW is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at our Global Lions Free Clinic in San Mateo, 19 W 39th Ave Ste #5, San Mateo, CA 94403. This location is adjacent to Samaritan House's Free Clinic, and a few blocks away from the main San Mateo Samaritan House location.
Age 18 or older (Moderna/Janssen)
Must not have received a previous COVID-19 vaccination dose elsewhere
Vaccine provided completely free, no proof of insurance required
Step 1: Sign Up For an Appointment
Click on one of the following links corresponding to a specific date to schedule your appointment:
Looking for second shot appointments? Scroll down to the "Step 4" section.
Can't make it to any of these dates?
Sign up for our mailing list and get notifications when we add more vaccination opportunities, as well as other services offered at our Global Lions Free Clinics.
Step 2: Pre-Appointment Tasks (complete before showing up to the clinic)
For each person receiving the vaccination, print and fill out the two forms below (copies will also be available at the clinic, but in the interest of time it is better to come prepared):
San Mateo County Health form (make sure to select the appropriate form for the vaccine you will be receiving, and do not sign the form until you are at the clinic)
GIHW Clinic Registration form
Review the Information About the Vaccine section of this page if you have any concerns or questions about the Moderna vaccine
GIHW Clinic Registration form for All
San Mateo County Health form for Janssen only
Please note that we are no longer offering drive thru COVID-19 vaccinations at the main Samaritan House location. If you are making an appointment with us, you are doing so at our Global Lions Free Clinic, which is located less than half a mile away from Samaritan House (a 2 min drive/7 min walk) at 19 W 39th Ave Ste #5, San Mateo, CA 94403.
See the linked map for specific directions from Samaritan House to our clinic.
Step 3: Post Vaccination Tasks
Schedule Your Second Shot (Moderna)
If you received the Moderna vaccine, you will need to sign up for your second dose to be administered 4 weeks after your first dose (the same day of the week, 28 days later). See the "Step 4" section below.
If you are not able to make it to our clinic on exactly 4 weeks after, you will need to contact our San Mateo clinic office to schedule an alternative appointment time.
What to Expect After Vaccination
See a list of potential side effects.
Sign up for CDC V-Safe
Receive text alerts on your smartphone, and report any side effects you may have to the Center for Disease Control.
Step 4: Sign Up For Your Second Dose (Moderna only)
Please note that second dose appointments are only for those who have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at our clinic, at least 28 days (4 weeks) prior.
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 10:00 PM to 1:00 PM | First Shot 5/1 | (scheduled via phone)
Step 5: Post Second Dose Tasks
Continue to observe yourself for side effects, as with the previous dose of the vaccine
Remember, you are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after your final dose. Continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid unnecessary exposure to the virus.
Interested in California's vaccine incentive program (lottery, $50 gift card if second dose received after 5/27)? Our clinic participates in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), so all vaccinated persons are automatically entered into this program with no action required on your part. You will receive more information via the email and phone number you have provided, or check the Vax for the Win website linked here.
Need proof of vaccination? You should have received a CDC issued card along with your vaccination. Do not lose this card! We recommend making a copy and storing the original in a safe place. Office Depot is offering free copying/lamination services for COVID cards at participating locations until July 25, 2021.
The State of California also offers a digital COVID-19 QR Code verification system for those who have already been entered into the Immunization Registry. See the link for more details.
Information About the Vaccine
The "Moderna Packet" contains information on CDC V-safe symptom checker, as well as the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which serves as the vaccine information statement for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.