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Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on school campuses this summer will now also provide no-cost immunizations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) upon request. Tdap is a required immunization for students entering the seventh grade in California, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also recommends a TdapContinue reading “Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics”

Vax for the Win: California’s New Vaccine Incentive Program

Governor Newsom announced a new multi-faceted vaccine incentive program, Vax for the Win, designed to motivate Californians to get vaccinated. All Californians aged 12+ who are at least partially vaccinated are automatically eligible for the cash prize drawings taking place in June. Thirty winners in total will be selected for the “$50,000 Fridays” cash prizeContinue reading “Vax for the Win: California’s New Vaccine Incentive Program”

Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

The Association of Bay Area Health Officials, representing 12 Bay Area Health Officers and their Local Health Jurisdictions, strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance. The CDC’s updated masking guidance is grounded inContinue reading “Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance”

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open at Contra Costa County Schools

Residents 12 & Older Should Not Wait to Get Vaccinated Public school campuses across Contra Costa County will host free clinics beginning next week to ensure that every student who is 12 or older has access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Contra CostaContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open at Contra Costa County Schools”

Children ages 12-15 now eligible for vaccination in Contra Costa County

Children between the ages of 12-15 can now get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at all county-run clinics. The County is expanding eligibility after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommended Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for use in this younger age group. Previously, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved for people ages 16 and older. “This isContinue reading “Children ages 12-15 now eligible for vaccination in Contra Costa County”

Contra Costa Now Offering No-Appointment Service at All its COVID Vaccination Sites

People can now get a COVID vaccine at all county-run vaccination sites with or without an appointment. Vaccination is available to everyone ages 16 and older regardless of whether they live in Contra Costa County or not. People can also choose whether they want a one-dose or two-dose vaccine at county sites. “We are doingContinue reading “Contra Costa Now Offering No-Appointment Service at All its COVID Vaccination Sites”

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

April 26-May 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.No appointment necessary April 26-27: Pfizer vaccine (ages 16+ eligible)April 28: Johnson & Johnson vaccine (ages 18+ eligible)April 29-30: Pfizer (ages 16+ eligible)May 1: Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+ eligible)May 2: Pfizer (ages 16+ eligible Pittsburg Youth Development Center1001 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg, CA Questions? Call 844-729-8410

Contra Costa Health Services Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

To ensure that every dose of COVID-19 vaccine provided in our county is safe for patients, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will today temporarily pause its use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine while federal regulatory agencies examine new information about a possible, rare side effect that can cause blood clots. CCHS is closelyContinue reading “Contra Costa Health Services Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine”

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