2 of Gov. Newsom's Children Test Positive for COVID-19Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for the coronavirus and his family is following “all COVID protocols,” his office announced Friday.
FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer Booster Shots for Elderly, High-Risk AmericansA panel of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers voted unanimously Friday in favor of an emergency use authorization for a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, six months after some Americans completed their first two doses.
FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On FridayThe final decision on booster shots doesn't rest with the White House but rather with an FDA advisory committee which is set to meet Friday to consider Pfizer's application for third-dose authorization.
COVID: Hundreds Of East Bay Doctors Make Urgent Plea To Get Vaccinated - 'We Are Tired Of The Suffering'Hundreds of East Bay doctors have signed onto an urgent plea for unvaccinated patients in their care to receive their COVID-19 shots, amid the ongoing spread of the Delta variant.
State Health Department Partners with Tyler Perry for PSA SeriesThe California Department of Public Health is launching a series of public education videos in partnership with actor, director and producer Tyler Perry in an effort to encourage state residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Marin Health Officials Prepare For Possible 5th Wave, Endemic CirculationThough high vaccination rates may be spelling the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Marin County, the county may never truly see the end of the disease, a public health official told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
COVID: Contra Costa To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test To Enter Restaurants, GymsContra Costa County announced a new health order requiring patrons of certain businesses, including restaurants and gyms, to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test starting later this month.
COVID: Vaccine Sites To Open At 4 San Francisco Unified SchoolsHealth officials in San Francisco announced COVID-19 vaccination sites are opening at four SFUSD schools this week, as part of an ongoing campaign to reach out to those who have yet to receive their shots.
COVID: Chase Center, Warriors To Require Full Vaccination For Event Attendees 12+; No Testing Opt-OutEvent attendees at San Francisco's Chase Center will be required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the venue for events with more than 1,000 attendees, the Golden State Warriors announced Monday.

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Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.