Healthcare

13 Apr 2021

Some Bay Area Counties Pause Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

A “rare and severe” blood clot condition, medically known as a thromboembolic event, has emerged in six people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., prompting the federal government to call for a pause in its use until further the issue can be further investigated.  The

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30 Mar 2021

Contra Costa County Starts Vaccinating All Residents 16 and Older

As of Tuesday, all residents and those who work in Contra Costa County age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The sudden move comes just seven days after the county dropped eligibility age to 50.  The county credits the expansion to a recent influx of vaccine doses received

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16 Mar 2021

Kaiser Taps Entertainment Mogul to Run Vaccination Site

Bill Hammond jumped at the opportunity to help out when Kaiser Permanente called and asked him to head up a Solano County vaccination site. As the owner of Hammond Entertainment, a 25-year-old event production company, he had skills and experience to get the mass operation set up efficiently, and that’s

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09 Mar 2021

Planned Parenthood Opens New Flagship Facility in San Francisco

A new 12,000-square-foot flagship Planned Parenthood facility opened its doors in San Francisco Tuesday, and all made possible by donation funding. The new location at 1522 Bush Street is expected to serve upwards of 13,000 patients each year for a wide range of care with its four surgical suites, eight

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02 Mar 2021

Biden Saves Summer With Major Vaccine Announcement

President Joe Biden came out swinging on the vaccine front Tuesday with an announcement that he’s invoking the Defense Production Act to ramp up dose manufacturing with a goal of having enough supply to vaccinate all U.S. adults by the end of May. If all goes as planned, life could

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02 Mar 2021

Three More Counties Get Green Light For Indoor Dining Under Red Tier

Santa Clara, Napa and San Francisco counties were moved over to the state’s red tier designation Tuesday, allowing indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms at limited capacity. Of the Bay Area’s nine counties, four now remain in the most restrictive purple tier. Marin and San Mateo counties had already been

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09 Feb 2021

Newsom Unveils State’s Largest Vaccination Site at Levi’s Stadium

The official home of the San Francisco 49ers is now California’s greatest symbol of hope in the effort to combat the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. The Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara opened its gates Tuesday to host the state’s largest vaccination site to date.   When vaccine supply allows, the site will

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02 Feb 2021

CVS Expands Vaccine Distribution As State Contends With Spread of West Coast Variants

Just about one week after regional stay-at-home orders were lifted in California, all but four counties remain in the state-designated purple tier, indicating pervasive community spread of COVID-19. While most of the state is still weighed down by the pandemic, there has been some optimism over a decline in new

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