COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses PulledThousands of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being pulled over concerns about a rare but serious side effect. As Bay Area counties hit pause on distributing the vaccine, doctors are learning more about how effective they are overall and for how long.
COVID Vaccine: Senators Call For Oakland Coliseum, LA Mass Vaccination Sites To Stay Open Past AprilCalifornia senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla said Wednesday they requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency work with local and state governments to keep mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open in Oakland and Los Angeles.
COVID: E. Bay Teachers Union At Odds With District Plan To Get Students Back On Campus
COVID: Vaccine In Short Supply At New Levi’s Stadium Mass Vaccination SiteLevi's Stadium, the site of the state's largest mass COVID-19 vaccination site, wrapped up its first day by vaccinating a little more than 500 eligible county residents, much fewer than the initial hope of 5,000 residents per day.
COVID Vaccines: Sutter Health Opens Up Vaccination Appointments For Patients 65 And OlderSutter Health announced Thursday that it is now offering COVID-19 appointments to patients 65 and older, as rollout of the shots continues to expand.
COVID: 'Racing Against Mutations' Researchers Find 2 New Virus Strains In CaliforniaIn addition to the United Kingdom virus strain that has forced stringent lockdowns, there are now two new strains on the West Coast, one in Southern California, and another in Northern California.
COVID: Lafayette Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Paused After Complaint Shots Went To Wrong PeopleA pop-up community COVID-19 vaccination clinic set up at Stanley Middle School, in Lafayette, has come under fire because of complaints that the wrong people were getting shots.
COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Co. Health Officials Critical Of Blue Shield Running California Vaccine DistributionAs California seeks to improve COVID-19 vaccine distribution by bringing on health care provider Blue Shield, some Bay Area health officials say it's a bad move.
COVID Vaccines: San Mateo Health Officer Urges Patience Amid Rollout - 'Hang In There'The health officer in San Mateo County urged patience among county residents for the COVID-19 vaccine, as local hospitals continue to be strained by the ongoing surge in cases.
SF Mayor London Breed Joins Bay Area Plea For More COVID-19 Vaccine; Ready To Ramp Up DistributionThe most ambitious vaccine distribution ever in San Francisco's history has begun, but to fully implement it the city's needs more doses of vaccine -- much more.
COVID Vaccines: UCSF Medical Center Says 10,000 Frontline Staff Received Vaccine; Begins Distributing 2nd DosesUCSF Medical Center announced Wednesday that they have vaccinated nearly 10,000 frontline staff from COVID-19 and have begun distributing second doses.