As vaccination distribution ramps up and we make progress in the battle against coronavirus, we’ll keep you updated on developments in the county.
Marin Gets a Drive-Through Vaccination Site at Larkspur Ferry Terminal
A drive-through vaccination site opened at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and as of the first week of opening was able to provide 200 shots per day — it will offer up to 1,500 doses per day, eventually. The County partnered with Curative, a company that offers on-the-go testing, vaccinations, and other essential health services, and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District to open the location.
As of now, appointments are required and are limited to Marin residents age 65 and older. The Bridge District operates the ferry terminal and is allowing use of the property for free, and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is also letting Marin residents take free train rides to the Larkspur station for vaccine appointments. Riders will just have to mention that they are going to the vaccination site when asked for payment. Vaccine shortages only provide a few thousand doses per week, but as of print date Marin ranked second among medium and large California counties in terms of distribution.
When’s My Turn? Find Out When You Can Get Vaccinated With Marin County Public Health
Want to know where the county stands giving residents Covid-19 vaccinations? Well, there’s a site for that. Marin County Public Health has created a new dashboard that’s updated daily to show the number of people who live in Marin that have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
The stats include data from area hospitals and clinics as well as from Marin County Public Health locations. People who work but don’t live in the county are not reflected in the figures, along with San Quentin State Prison and people receiving doses at local pharmacies. The County vaccine webpage includes information about dose distribution, scheduling appointments, facts and myths about Covid-19, and answers to frequently asked questions about the virus.
Additionally, Marin County Public Health launched a vaccine interest form that allows all Marin residents to be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Residents may also receive a nightly status email update by registering at coronavirus.marinhhs.org/subscribe. Anyone may text MARIN COVID to 468311 to receive information, as well.
Read our ongoing coverage of coronavirus in the county and beyond here.
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