Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule
No Appointment Needed! Initial and Booster Shots based on CDC Guidelines Available. Please bring your Vaccine Card if you are receiving a Booster.
- 1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Every Saturday (9am to 11am) – Patients & Community Ages 5 +
- 785 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale, California, 94085
- Every Wednesday (5pm-6pm), Ages 12+
If you are a PATIENT of Ravenswood Family Health Center, Ravenswood Family Dentistry, or MayView Community Health Centers
You may receive your vaccine at our Community Vaccine Clinics or at a Medical Visit
To Make an Appointment Call 650-330-7400 or Request a Vaccine Appointment in MyChart
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID VACCINE FAQs - as of June 21, 2021
01. Which COVID-19 Vaccines does Ravenswood Family Health Network (RFHN) Offer?
Ravenswood has the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (aka: J&J, Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines. RFHN receives vaccines from the Public Health Departments of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and directly for the Federal Health Resource Services Administration.
02. Who can get the vaccine at this time?
COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to individuals age 12 or older.
03. Does it matter what County I live or work in any longer?
No, the County you live or work in no longer matters. Everyone that meets the age requirements may be vaccinated.
04. What if I lost my vaccine card and do not have it for my 2nd dose?
Your vaccine record should be posted in the California Immunization Registry, known as CAIR. As long as your identifying information was entered correctly, we should be able to find the record of your 1st dose and create a new vaccine card for you.
05. Do I need to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Ravenswood?
For the Ravenswood Community Vaccine Clinics, you DO NOT need an appointment.
06. If I am a registered patient of Ravenswood or MayView Clinics, do I need to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
Patients may attend the East Palo Alto location at 1885 Bay Road on Thursdays 5pm -7pm and Saturdays 9am – 12pm without an appointment. To attend a “Patient Only” Vaccine Clinic for “Registered Patients” of Ravenswood, you must make an appointment. Call 650-330-7400 or go into the Patient Portal, MyChart, to request your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
07. How can I sign up in MyChart to request a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
If you have been patient in the past two years, you can sign up to access you MyChart patient portal: https://mychart.ochin.org/mychartrfhc/Authentication/Login. After you register, you will regularly receive updates and be able to request an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
08. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine at my clinic visit with my medical provider?
Yes. Ravenswood and MayView providers are offering COVID vaccines to our registered patients at the time of their medical visits.
09. What are the benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine will teach your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19 so that you may either prevent an infection or have milder infection. The thousands of vaccine trials and the millions of people who have now been vaccinated have demonstrated that serious illness, hospitalization and death can be prevented when people are vaccinated against COVID-19.
10. How long does it take for the COVID-19 Vaccine to work?
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require 2 doses – Moderna four weeks apart and the Pfizer 3 weeks apart. Typically, it takes about 7-14 days to start developing about 50% immunity with the first dose, and 95% immunity after the second dose.
11. What are the usual side effects of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine?
The most common side effects include: Local pain at the injection site General: Tiredness Headache Muscle pain Chills Joint pain Fever These typically last 1-3 days and are more commonly reported after the second dose. Severe allergic reactions are rare, but may occur. If it does occur, it will shortly be after receiving the vaccine injection. Therefore, we ask everyone to stay at least 15 minutes so that we can observe them for immediate side effects or 30 minutes if there is a history of severe allergic reactions. Please make sure to let us know if you have had these types of reactions before, or if you are a highly allergic individual so that we can watch you more closely. Please note that you may have reactions after the observation period. Once you leave, if you have any further reactions of concern to you, please contact 911 if you feel it is an emergency or contact your primary care provider if you have any other questions.
12. Why was the Johnson and Johnson (J&J or Janssen) single dose vaccine paused and then restarted?
Among the 6.8 million people who received the J&J vaccine through April 13, 2021, there were 6 cases, later found to be 17 cases, of women and 1 man who developed a blood clot within approximately 2-3 weeks of receiving the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for a pause of the use for a couple of weeks while they investigated the circumstances. CDC and FDA allowed the use of J&J to continue after their investigation due to the rarity of the side effect and the considerable benefit to the millions of persons who received and could receive the vaccine without harm. If after you have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within 3 weeks after vaccination, seek medical care immediately.
13. If I already tested positive for COVID-19, do I still need to get the vaccine?
Yes. We do not know how long your own body’s immunity from having a COVID-19 infection lasts. From what we now know, natural immunity from COVID-19 may last 6-12 months. It is still recommended that you get vaccinated. You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine once your isolation period is completed and you do not have any remaining symptoms prior to your vaccination. Speak to your provider if you have additional questions.
14. If I’m pregnant or breastfeeding can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Please check with your health care provider.
15. What will the COVID-19 Vaccine cost?
In the United States, COVID-19 Vaccines are FREE! There is no cost to you for the vaccine. A charge may go to your health insurance or health coverage for the administration of the vaccine. Regardless of insurance or coverage, or no coverage, you will be able to receive the vaccine for FREE.
16. Where can I find a place to get my COVID-19 Vaccine?
Go to: Anywhere in the United State: Vaccines.gov In Santa Clara County: https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-information In San Mateo County: https://www.smchealth.org/vaccine-clinic-calendar?gclid=CjwKCAjwiLGGBhAqEiwAgq3q_upgjWoWxtidxqvuvMzyjFYHKUSJytC1vmk2Q1qWW3ZpdoecwwE-QBoCz3AQAvD_BwE
Free Covid-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is by appointment only. Please call (650) 330-7400
Are You Experiencing Cold/Flu Symptoms?
Patients with symptoms and patients who have had exposure to COVID-19 in the last 14 days are eligible for COVID-19 testing. We do not offer Asymptomatic testing for travel.
Call Our Office for a COVID-19 Test
COVID-19 Testing is available at all of our Clinic Locations in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale.