COVID: Initial Vaccine Booster Availability Met with Low Turnout, ConfusionWith millions of Bay Area residents now eligible to get COVID booster shots, local health officials are now ready to start distributing those vital third doses.
COVID: Bay Area Officials Make Plans for COVID Booster RolloutKPIX 5 recently spoke with three Bay Area public health experts to find out how the region is getting ready to distribute COVID vaccine booster shots.
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: CDC Panel Approves 3rd Vaccine Dose for People with Weakened Immune SystemsThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory panel unanimously voted Friday to support COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised people.
COVID: In-Person Classes Not Responsible for Rising Case Numbers in Contra CostaIn parts of Eastern Contra Costa County, schools have now been open for a few weeks, and COVID cases are emerging there. But despite those numbers, there is some encouraging news for parents. Schools don't appear to be the cause behind the uptick in cases.
COVID: South San Francisco Schools Prepare to Open for In-Person ClassesThe South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) will kick off the new school year on Wednesday, allowing all students to return to campus for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
COVID: SF Dept. of Health Clarifies Stance on Booster Shots for Johnson and Johnson Vaccine RecipientsSan Francisco Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax on Thursday clarified the department's stance on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people who previously received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
COVID: Sutter Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WorkforceTo help protect its patients, workforce and communities from the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, Sutter Health today announced a new policy requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30th.
COVID: Kaiser Permanente Makes Vaccination Mandatory for All EmployeesKaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organization, announced Monday that it will make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all its employees, including physicians.