COVID-19 Vaccination

Latitude Food Allergy Care is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at our Redwood City location — by appointment only — to adults 18 and older who meet the current California and San Mateo county eligibility requirements.

In addition, for those with a history of severe allergic reactions, you have the option to be vaccinated in the safety of our allergy clinic which is uniquely equipped to handle reactions. 

Currently eligible to schedule vaccination appointments 

Individuals must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • 50 and older who reside in San Mateo County
  • 18-64 who reside or work in San Mateo County in one of these occupations: healthcare, education, childcare, first responders, food and agriculture, public transportation, commercial airlines, janitors
  • Residents of long-term care facilities in San Mateo County
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Residents of San Mateo County age 18-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions: 
      • Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
      • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
      • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
      • Down syndrome
      • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease
      • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
      • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
      • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
      • Developmental or other severe high-risk disability

Patients with a history of severe allergic reactions will be prioritized. Note that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is only authorized in use for patients 18 and older. All individuals 18 and older who reside in San Mateo County will be eligible to schedule appointments on April 15. 

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

Questions about COVID vaccination at Latitude? Please email [email protected]

Proof of Eligibility

Age: Government issued photo ID, e.g., driver license, passport, California ID

Employment: Work badge/identification or paycheck stub

Employment Types

Healthcare: Hospital, specialists, R&D, healthcare operations/manufacturing/billing/IT, pharmacies, dentists, vets, mortuary

Educators: All staff in pre-school to 12th grade, bus drivers/guards, education support services

Childcare provider: Formal and informal childcare workers including day care providers

First responders: Fire, EMS, law enforcement, rehab, search/rescue, hazardous materials, 911 employees, weather centers, youth/elder services, animal control

Food and agriculture: Employees of groceries, restaurants, food manufacturing/operations/delivery, farms, animal/pet food

Vaccination FAQs

I have a history of anaphylaxis, can I receive the vaccine at Latitude?

Yes, we are able to vaccinate those with a history of anaphylaxis to foods, pollen, venoms, and some medications.

If you have had an allergic reaction to a previous COVID-19 vaccine, another vaccine, injectable medication, any component of the COVID-19 vaccine, or polysorbate, we recommend that you consult with your physician to understand your vaccination options as we are unable to vaccinate you at Latitude. 

Learn more about the ingredients of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine here. If you have additional questions about whether you can be vaccinated at Latitude, please email [email protected].

What are the ingredients in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine contains the following ingredients:
messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose.

Learn more about the vaccine here.

How does Latitude distribute vaccines?

We are required to follow guidelines from the state and the County of San Mateo to determine vaccine priority. As state and county guidelines broaden eligibility to more groups of people, we will quickly offer the opportunity for more patients to get vaccinated.

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Timing of vaccine eligibility is set by the California Department of Public Health, with phases defined by age and in some cases occupation. Please visit the San Mateo County Department of Health for the very latest information and regular updates as new groups are added for vaccination in the weeks and months to come.

Which days are vaccinations provided and where is the vaccination clinic located?

Vaccinations are provided by appointment only on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday in our Redwood City clinic — 570 Price Avenue on the second floor.

If I receive my first vaccination dose at Latitude will I be able to schedule an appointment for my second dose?

Yes, an appointment for the second vaccination dose will be scheduled after receiving your first dose at Latitude.

Is there a waitlist or are there walk-in appointments?

Appointments are limited. Vaccination is by appointment only — there is no walk-in availability. If you are eligible and there are no available appointment times, you will be placed on a waitlist. Note that appointment availability is refreshed weekly.

I'm not currently eligible, but can I be considered for any leftover vaccines that will expire at the end of the clinic day?

We are maintaining a waitlist of those who are currently eligible for vaccine. Any unanticipated available doses will be offered to those who are eligible on our waitlist. If you are not currently eligible, we encourage you to sign up for the San Mateo County notification tool to be notified when there are updates to vaccine availability. When you are notified by the county that you are eligible, we welcome you to request a vaccination appointment with Latitude.

If the vaccination is free, why do I need to provide insurance?

The vaccine purchased and distributed by government agencies is free of charge. However, there is a cost to administer the vaccination. This cost will be billed and paid by your insurance or government program. Patients will not be billed for any out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine and administration.

Can I bring a caregiver or family member with me?

Due to social distancing protocols, you are encouraged to come alone, but if needed, one caregiver may accompany. Please note that vaccinations are by appointment only — there is no walk-in availability.

Is there parking and is the office accessible? 

Free parking is available on the street on Price Avenue and behind the 570 Price Building. The Latitude office is elevator-accessible.

Will vaccine patients and food allergy patients be in the clinic at the same time?

No, our vaccine clinic will operate independently of our regular food allergy clinic on Thursday afternoons and all day Friday. 

Are there volunteer opportunities at the Latitude Vaccination Clinic?

Yes, we are excited to welcome community volunteers to assist with our vaccination program. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Latitude Vaccination Volunteer Information Form. Thank you for your interest. Volunteers will be contacted if there is a match with your schedule and our clinic needs. 

For additional information about the COVID vaccine and allergies, visit the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccinations: We are now administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about vaccine eligibility and scheduling.