Authorities urge people to get vaccinated now before major sites close – NBC Bay Area
Collect it while you can. That’s the message from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department as more COVID-19 vaccination sites shut down.
“There will always be options available for people to get vaccinated, but they might not be as easy to access as they are now,” county spokesman Ricardo Romero-Morales said.
The Berger Drive site already closed. The Levi’s Stadium site will close on June 24. The ice rink at the Eastridge Mall is scheduled to close on June 28. The Mexican Heritage Plaza site will close on June 30. The Gilroy High School site will close on July 8.
Alondra Esparza had her own reasons for postponing her vaccination.
“Just because I just had my baby,” she said. “That was mainly the reason why. I just wanted to wait.”
Greg Nichols said he wouldn’t get a vaccine, period.
“It’s not really a vaccine,” he said. “Well, it’s mRNA, so it changes your genes. It’s never been tested on humans before, so I’m not really going to be the test subject of this. “
There is a mountain of evidence disputing Nichols’ claim.
But it represents some 20% of people in Santa Clara County who have not received a first dose.
Charles Valdez continued to postpone his vaccination appointment.
“I’m just waiting for the side effects, actually,” he said. “I hope I don’t have it. The side effects I don’t want.”
But he decided to get the vaccine on Tuesday.
“I mean, everyone gets vaccinated, so I just did,” he said.