FDA Advisers Back Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 5 to 11 Years OldPfizer's request to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for Americans as young as 5 years old cleared a key regulatory hurdle Tuesday, after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside vaccine advisers voted by a majority to back Pfizer's request.
UPDATE: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop PsychosisThe cases of three teenagers who developed serious mental problems after being infected with COVID-19 have led to a new area of research at UCSF and other institutions.
CDC Approves Wide Range of Options for COVID BoostersThe vaccine rollout is changing quickly as the CDC has now approved boosters for the Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson shots.
COVID: Certain California Prison Guards Must Be Vaccinated, Judge RulesA judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
COVID: Santa Clara County Begins Offering Booster Shots For All 3 VaccinesHealth officials in Santa Clara County announced Friday that booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines are now available.
COVID: Sonoma County Latest To Loosen Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsSonoma County became the latest in the Bay Area to loosen indoor mask rules in certain settings where all in attendance have proven to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Sonoma County Sets Youth Vaccination Goals With Authorization For Kids 5-11 LoomingSonoma County public health officials announced their goal Wednesday of administering COVID-19 vaccines to one-quarter of the county's 5-11-year-old children by Dec. 1.
Despite Fines, Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Remains Defiant Over Customer Vaccine VerificationsDespite facing fines from Contra Costa health authorities for not verifying vaccine status for dine-in customers, the In-N-Out in Pleasant Hill appeared to remain defiant Wednesday night.
Vitalant Blood Bank Reports Critical Shortage Of Type O Blood, Platelets; Bay Area Donors NeededThe sole provider of blood to more than 45 Bay Area hospitals is asking for 1,000 more people to donate each week for the foreseeable future to stem a blood shortage.
COVID: Marin Health Officials Urge Seniors To Get Booster Vaccine Shots As Holidays LoomHealth officials in Marin County urged seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, saying few have received a third dose since the shots became available.
COVID: FDA Expected To Authorize Mixing Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster ShotsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson -- and perhaps even more anticipated for some -- allow for the mix-and-match of the vaccines.
COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data ErrorAs Bay Area counties look to increase their vaccination numbers, one county just had to decrease their total by more than 30,000 people.
Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin, Criticizes Officials Over COVID OutbreakA superior court judge in Marin County tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with indifference when they caused a deadly COVID outbreak at San Quentin last year but he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
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.