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March 3, 2024

Citing need for local control, county declines to take part in state vaccine plan

Santa Clara County officials said the county will not join the state's new centralized vaccine distribution plan that will be run by Oakland-based health insurance giant Blue Shield.  During the county board of supervisors meeting, County Executive Jeff Smith said the state's new program, known...

South African coronavirus strain detected in two Bay Area counties

Public health officials say they’ve detected the first known cases of a South African Covid-19 variant in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Chief health officers in each jurisdiction, doctors Sara Cody and Nicholas Moss, hosted a press conference Feb. 10 to field questions about the...