COVID: Health Experts Analyzing Omicron Variant Before It Reaches U.S.There are three questions that researchers are trying to figure out about the Omicron variant: how transmissible it is, how resistant it is to vaccines and natural immunity, and how sick it will make people.
Long Lines At Bay Area Test Sites To Ensure Safe, COVID-Free Thanksgiving GatheringsThe pandemic forced many to skip holiday parties last year so this week will be extra special for families who will gather for Thanksgiving. But some are taking the extra step to play it safe by getting tested for COVID-19.
COVID: SF Mission Pop-Up Clinic Makes Kids Vaccines, Adult Booster Shots ConvenientAfter a troubling start, California’s COVID-19 case rate recently has been stabilizing this month, according to new data. But health officials urge residents to continue with booster shots and vaccinations for kids.
Peninsula Vaccine Clinic Busy for Walk-Up AppointmentsLong lines in both directions kept people waiting in their cars along Saratoga Drive on Saturday heading into the San Mateo County Events Center to get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on the first weekend since all adults became eligible for the dose.
COVID: School Clinics Help Alameda County Outpace State In Vaccinating KidsThursday's clinic at Markham Elementary is part of the effort to get more kids vaccinated across Oakland and Alameda County.
COVID: Arrival Of Kids Vaccines Prompts Calls To End Mask Mandate In K-12 SchoolsThe arrival of vaccine doses for 5-to 11-year-olds is prompting parents, and respected doctors to ask, ‘when will masks come off in schools?’
COVID: Marin County Sets Goal To Vaccinate Most 5- to 11-Year-Olds Before The HolidaysLeading the state as the first county to lift its indoor mask mandate, Marin County health officials now want to vaccinate as many children as quickly as possible.
'Tiptoeing Back Toward Normalcy'; Marin County Eases Indoor Mask Requirements For Vaccinated ResidentsMarin County health officials eased indoor COVID mask requirements Monday for restaurants, bars, retail establishments and other businesses for patrons who can produce a proof of vaccination.
COVID: Marin County Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate In Public Places November 1 - 'Tiptoeing Back Toward Normalcy'The health officer in Marin County announced that the indoor mask mandate for most public places will be lifted November 1, but still highly recommends them to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.
COVID: Marin County To Ease Indoor Mask Mandate In Some Settings With 100% VaccinationHealth officials in Marin County announced Friday that it plans to ease the county's indoor mask mandate in certain settings where all people present can prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Johnson & Johnson Reports Dramatic Boost To Immunity After Second DoseJohnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that booster shots given two months after the first dose increased protection against the virus to 94 percent- comparable to Pfizer and Moderna.
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.
Stanford, Yale Study Shows Wearing A Mask Significantly Drops Covid-19 Spread