The site is limited to 200 vaccinations per day during its first week of operations, largely due to the impact of the recent severe winter storms. Daily appointments will increase as supplies are delivered and operations develop. Eventually, the site will expand to offer up to 1,500 doses per day.
“Providing a vaccination location that is accessible by personal vehicle, paratransit and public transit options is an important factor in removing barriers to the vaccine ensuring health equity for our most vulnerable residents,” Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said of the facility at 101 E. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, just east of Highway 101.
Appointments are required and are limited to Marin residents age 65 and older who can show proof of age and residency. Appointments are now live and will be accessible from Marin County Public Health’s vaccination options webpage.
To help spur use of the drive-thru facility, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is offering Marin residents free train rides to the Larkspur station for vaccine appointment holders at the ferry terminal POD. If approached by a train conductor, appointment holders can simply mention that are going to the vaccination site when asked for payment. Marin Transit will offer a shuttle to and from the train station to the nearby vaccine site for those with mobility issues, however, those who prefer to walk from the station are permitted to access the site on foot. The new vaccine site can also accommodate paratransit vehicles.