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Special Children's Vaccination Center At The Fairgrounds

As the vaccine rollout continues for children ages 5-11, the children’s mass vaccination center in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall has transformed into a kid-friendly environment to ease the “needle nerves.” Through donations by the Valley Medical Center, the space has become a jungle with music and games to keep kids occupied before and after their shots. To schedule your child’s appointment please visit www.vax.sccgov.org.    The Santa Clara County continues to encourage its residents to get vaccinated, including the booster shot. Booster shots are now available to everyone ...

2021 Edition -- Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in California

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION --  All Californians should have access to the high-quality health care they need to lead long and healthy lives. Achieving this requires reducing disparities in health care and the social determinants of health that affect historically excluded or marginalized groups.1 Disparities occur across many demographic categories, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, place of residence, gender, disability status, language, and sexual orientation. As one ...

Get Your Booster Before The Holidays!

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT -- With the holidays approaching and vaccine protection decreasing with time, residents are encouraged to get a COVID-19 booster shot now. Protecting families, schools, workplaces, and ourselves becomes even more important with the Thanksgiving holiday just two weeks away and so many people traveling and gathering with family and friends. While community case rates in the County are currently flat, rates elsewhere in the state are steadily increasing and the initial vaccine protection is proving to decrease over time.  "We want to safeguard the ...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Risks and Prevention Tips

COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT -- November is American Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day!  There are three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.) Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is when the body does not make enough insulin or the insulin they make does not work right and they have too much sugar in their bloodstream. However, did you know that pre-diabetes comes before type 2 diabetes and if caught in time, it can be ...

COVID-19 Vaccination Shots Now Available for Children Ages 5-11 in Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. – The County of Santa Clara is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 following the November 2 approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The County has been prepared to administer vaccinations as soon as the federal government provided authorization. The first vaccinations in the County for the 5-11 age group began taking place Wednesday morning. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only option for this newly approved age group, which numbers just over 167,000 members of our community. All children ages ...