Amanda Starrantino reports on why last year's unusually mild flu season could make this year's a lot worse. (10-21-21)

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Health Experts Urge Public to Get the Flu ShotAmanda Starrantino reports on why last year's unusually mild flu season could make this year's a lot worse. (10-21-21)
COVID Booster Shots Likely to Be Plentiful, Easier to GetThe first COVID-19 booster shots could start going into people's arms a month from tomorrow and Bay Area health officials are gearing up. Allen Martin reports. (8-19-21)
New Treatment Shows Promise for COVID Long-HaulersPatients suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 could soon find some relief. Devin Fehely reports. (7-24-21)
California COVID Vaccination Holdouts Hold Back Pandemic RecoveryHealth officials hope that, in recent days, fears of the Delta strain of COVID-10 will drive more people to get vaccinated. While that might be happening, it is almost certainly not happening enough. Wilson Walker reports. (7-23-21)
Face Masks to Be Required Inside San Mateo County Buildings Starting MondaySan Mateo County supervisors announced late Thursday that, effective July 26, masks will be required in all county buildings and facilities for both employees and visitors. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-22-21)
Mask Mandates or Requests? Health Officials Weigh OptionsAs coronavirus transmission rates rise, will people be changing their minds about masking up in public? Wilson Walker reports. (7-22-21)
California Health and Human Services Director Explains School Mask MandateThe good news: California kids will be back in the classroom this fall. But the state will still require face coverings for teachers and students. Devin Fehely reports. (7-10-21)
COVID Confusion: Will We Need to Get a Booster Shot?Brian Hackney talks with UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi about the confusion over the need for COVID-19 booster shots and whether teachers and students really need to wear masks. (7-9-21)
California Health Officials Prepare for Post-Holiday COVID SpikePublic health officials say increased travel and social gathering over the Fourth of July holiday will likely lead to a modest uptick in COVID-19 cases. Devin Fehely reports. (7-5-21)
Santa Clara County Mounts Effort to Reach Herd ImmunityThe Bay Area's largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Maria Medina reports. (6-18-21)
COVID Update: Infectious Disease Expert on Relaxing Mask RulesUCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi talks with Allen Martin. (6-3-21)
San Francisco Businesses, Services Spring Back to Life From Pandemic DormancyWith COVID case counts low, vaccinations high and our teams back in town, people are enjoying a new sense of normal in San Francisco. Andria Borba reports. (5-21-21)
Marin County Steps Up Effort to Vaccinate YouthThere was a big surge in youth vaccinations in Marin County Sunday after health officials gave the green light to vaccinate 12 to 15 year olds. Da Lin reports. (5-16-21)
Redwood City Sets Up Vaccination Clinic for Special-Needs CommunityA one-of-its-kind vaccination clinic was held Saturday in Redwood City. It was designed to be accessible for those with developmental disabilities. Wilson Walker reports. (5-15-21)
Coronavirus Update: Solano County Remains Stuck in Red TierSolano County is the only county in the Bay Area still stuck in the red tier. Wilson Walker reports. (5-13-21)
CDC Says Vaccinated People May Go Without Masks in Most Indoor SettingsThe CDC on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people. Andria Borba reports. (5-13-21)
As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)
Barflies Buzz as San Francisco Enters Yellow TierAt long last San Francisco bars reopened (with restrictions) Thursday as the city entered the yellow tier. Andria Borba reports. (5-6-21)
Bay Area Indian Population Assesses Impact of Impending COVID Travel BanThe Biden Administration announced on Friday new travel restrictions from India as that country experiences an out-of-control surge of COVID-19. Maria Medina reports. (4-30-21)
Health Officials Appeal to Unvaccinated: Come and Get It!Social media is filling up with posts from Bay Area vaccination sites trying to get people in the door. Len Ramirez reports. (4-30-21)
Flush With Vaccine, North Bay Health Officials Urge Stragglers to Take Their ShotAs the Bay Area’s supply of vaccine ramps up, many who were eager to be vaccinated have received their shots and now counties face the challenge of convincing those who are hesitant to follow them. John Ramos reports. (4-24-21)
Warriors Welcome Fans Back to Chase CenterAt Chase Center in San Francisco it was a very different feeling Friday evening with the Warriors hosting fans for the first time in more than a year. Andria Borba and Vern Glenn report. (4-23-21)
Experts Revisit Outdoor Face-Mask MandatesHealth experts say the risk of contracting COVID-19 outdoors has always been very low as long as you're not in a large crowd. Now, with so many people being vaccinated, they say the risk is even lower. Len Ramirez reports. (4-23-21)
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Back in CirculationA CDC panel determined that the benefits of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh any potential risks. (4-23-21)

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