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June 11, 2021

Safeway pharmacies now offer walk-in vaccinations

Safeway is now offering Covid-19 vaccinations without an appointment at the grocery store chain's pharmacies, the company announced Friday. Safeway has more than 90 pharmacies across the Bay Area. Across the country, pharmacies at Safeway and other grocery stores owned by Albertsons Companies have administered...

Health officials aim to get teens vaccinated with free events

Free boba tea, selfies with a Dr. Fauci cardboard cutout, and other goodies? County health officials are encouraging teens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by hosting a series of events at Gilroy High School that they hope will be a fun and light-hearted way to...

FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12-15

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States, a crucial step in the nation’s steady recovery from the pandemic and a boon to millions of American families eager for a...

County urges teens to get Covid-19 vaccine as demand slips

Santa Clara County officials urged eligible county residents Friday to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a drop in demand, particularly among young adults and teenagers. More than 1 million vaccine doses have been administered countywide and roughly two-thirds of county residents age 16 and...

Local dentist launches donation drive to battle Covid surge in India

In 2020, a South County dentist launched a donation drive of medical machines to help battle a shortage of ventilators in the Covid-19 fight. Now, Dr. Kusum Atraya is joining volunteers from around the globe to help India, which is undergoing a deadly wave of...

Local vaccine clinics now accepting walk-ins

Covid-19 vaccination clinics in South County are now accepting walk-in patients, with no appointments necessary. The next clinic in Morgan Hill is scheduled for 10am to 5:30pm May 1 at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Any individual age 16 and older may...

Bay Area health officers issue statement on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nine health officers from the greater Bay Area on Sunday released a statement supporting recent federal guidance to lift the pause on the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for adults.  The health officers, from the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa...

County opens vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and up

Santa Clara County opened Covid-19 vaccine eligibility Tuesday to all people who live and work in the county who are age 16 or older, joining several other Bay Area counties in fully opening vaccine eligibility. Local health officials credited a significantly increased allocation of vaccine...

State updates worship service guidance

California public health officials updated the state's guidance for places of worship and cultural ceremonies Monday, removing capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor gatherings.  Since unveiling the tiered Covid-19 reopening system late last August, the state has faced pushback from religious groups and advocates...

Supreme Court lifts restrictions on prayer meetings in homes

The Supreme Court late Friday lifted California’s restrictions on religious gatherings in private homes, saying they could not be enforced to bar prayer meetings, Bible study classes and the like. The court’s brief, unsigned order followed earlier ones striking down limits on attendance at...