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Public Health Update on Vaccination During Pregnancy

New studies and CDC recommendations underscore the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Please ensure everyone in your practice who interacts with patients has the latest information, so that they can encourage vaccination. Here are the key facts to know: Individuals who get COVID-19 while pregnant are at increased risk of severe illness. The vaccine offers protection. Vaccination also helps avoid pregnancy complications. People who get COVID-19 while pregnant are at increased risk of preterm birth. The vaccination is recommended for women who ...

Santa Clara County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Starting March 15, people age 16-64 who have a qualifying severe health condition or disability or illness became eligible for vaccine in Santa Clara County and across the state. Physicians do not need to provide letters or other documentation of diagnosis to their patients who have appointments with the County Health System. As recommended by the state of California, vaccine sites operated by the County Health System use a self-attestation approach to verifying eligibility based on health condition or disability. This includes sites such as Levi’s Stadium, the County Service ...

Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity

As noted in previous analysis, preventing racial disparities in the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines will be important to help mitigate the disproportionate impacts of the virus for people of color and prevent widening racial health disparities going forward. Moreover, reaching high vaccination rates across individuals and communities will be key for achieving broader population immunity through a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting demographic characteristics, including race/ethnicity, of people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the national level. As of March 15, 2021, CDC reported that race/ethnicity was known for ...

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Probes Americans’ Experiences Trying to Sign Up for a Vaccine and to Find Relevant Information

As many states and local authorities ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report provides the first in-depth look at Americans’ experiences trying to gather relevant information and sign up to get vaccinated. The report shows that many older Americans have been able to navigate the system successfully to get vaccinated, though a significant minority are frustrated and have been unable to sign up for a shot. Among those at least 65 years old – a group eligible to get vaccinated in nearly all states – about half ...

Latest Mass Vaccination Site Opens at Eastridge Mall in East San Jose

Stanford Health Care and the County of Santa Clara are partnering to further expand access to vaccination for people in areas disproportionately affected by COVID-19 through a new mass vaccination clinic at Eastridge Mall in East San José. The clinic at the Aloha Roller Rink, which opened today, is located in an area of the County that has seen some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. This latest expansion is part of the County’s multi-pronged strategy to ensure equitable and robust access to vaccination in East ...