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Helping Private Practices Navigate Non-Essential Care During COVID-19

The American Medical Association has released updated guidance for private practice physicians navigating the provision of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The resource emphasizes ways physicians and practices should protect their employees, patients, and visitors while also operating within the constraints of a national healthcare staffing crisis. The guide includes recommendations to review COVID-19 federal and state guidelines to ensure patient and staff safety and to assist in adjusting workflows to support both staff and patients. Read more here View guide [PDF]

COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Shots Now Available for Eligible Individuals in Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. – COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots are now available in Santa Clara County for those who received initial Pfizer vaccination shots at least six months ago and are eligible according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. “The County of Santa Clara continues to follow CDC guidance, and it’s clear that boosters are a valuable tool that people can use to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Director of Public Health for the County of ...

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 ...

Vaccines expanded to workers in education, childcare, emergency services, food and agriculture

COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County Dear Neighbors, Great news! Santa Clara County has now vaccinated more than half of its residents age 65 and older. Getting vaccinated is not only the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 but also helps the County more quickly move to less restrictive tiers. Starting February 28th, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to residents who work in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture. This is in addition to those who are already eligible, which include healthcare workers, long-term care residents, as well as those ...