FDA Advisers Back COVID-19 Booster Shots for Johnson & Johnson RecipientsA day after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside advisers voted to endorse the third doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the committee voted unanimously Friday to back booster shots.
UPDATE: San Francisco Vaccine Mandate Moves Officers to Get ShotThe deadline for San Francisco’s first responders to show proof of vaccination has come and gone, but on Thursday it appeared the mandate has drastically improved the latest vaccination numbers among city employees and police officers.
COVID: Sonoma County Health Officer Gives OK To Trick-Or-Treating, Offers Halloween Safety TipsFollowing last year's cancellations, health officials in Sonoma County gave the green light for trick-or-treating this Halloween and offered tips to remain safe from COVID-19.
COVID: Contra Costa To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsHealth officials in Contra Costa County announced that indoor mask requirements will be eased in some settings where everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in November.
COVID: Bay Area Pediatricians Already Prepare As FDA Considers Authorizing Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11Young children, ages 5 to 11, could get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month if it gets authorization by the FDA, but pediatricians are already preparing.
COVID: Dozens of Unvaccinated San Francisco Police Officers, Firemen Face DeadlineCity firefighters and police officers in San Francisco who work in high-risk settings on Wednesday were facing an Oct. 13 deadline to show proof they have received the COVID vaccine.
Employers Across California, U.S. Desperate As Data Shows Record Number Of Workers QuittingOn Tuesday, the Labor Department released data showing that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs during the month of August. That’s nearly 3% of the entire workforce and is the single highest quitting rate on record.
COVID-19 Rates Continue to Decline In San Joaquin County, Testing Sites IncreasedA health official in San Joaquin County reported a downward trend in COVID-19 cases throughout the county during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
Healthcare Workers In California, Oregon Vote To Strike Against Kaiser PermanenteAcross California and Oregon, more than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente overwhelmingly authorized a strike this weekend over pay and working conditions made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID Variant Medical Detectives Deploying To San Francisco InternationalThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday announced the launch of a pilot testing program to identify new COVID variants at the San Francisco International Airport.
COVID: First Cruise Ship Docked In San Francisco Since Pandemic A Sign Of Hope For ManyFor the first time since the start of the pandemic, a towering Majestic Princess cruise ship was docked in the Port of San Francisco. It was a hopeful sight and could signal a comeback for the embattled cruise industry.