Supervisor Carson hosting a free vaccination event

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(ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for all ages later this week.

On Friday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Supervisor Carson and a number of other Alameda County officials will help vaccinate the public.

The event will be held at 2363A San Pablo Avenue in Oakland and will feature hot meals and $50 gift cards for residents. All three vaccinations are available including booster shots. No appointment or ID is required for the event.

Alameda was among a number of California counties that issued recommendations for childhood vaccinations in early November.

As of Nov. 19, roughly one in five children ages 5 to 11 in the county have been vaccinated. More than 21% of the county's 140,000 children have been inoculated. Similarly, 75% of kids ages 12 to 15 have been fully vaccinated. Over 78% of 16 and 17-year-olds are fully vaccinated. In all, 87% of county residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

This week was the final deadline for vaccination protection ahead of the expected holiday spike. Those that are vaccinated or immunized after this week will not have vaccination protections before Christmas.

“COVID is not done with us,” said Dr. Joanna Locke, Alameda County’s clinical guidance lead for COVID-19.

Supervisor Carson and the Alameda County Health Department have sponsored a number of free vaccination sites throughout the county.

To find a free vaccination site near you, click here. For more information about free vaccination centers in Alameda County, click here.

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