Keeping You Connected

The SCCMA keeps you up to date on the latest news,
policy developments, and events

Local News


HEALTH ADVISORY: Monkeypox Update Regarding Testing, Isolation, Treatment, and Vaccination

Situational Update The monkeypox virus (MPX) epidemic continues to impact residents of Santa Clara County As of August 23, there are over 41,000 cases in 95 countries reported globally, 15,433 cases reported in the US, and 2663 cases reported in California. The County of Santa Clara has identified 117 cases among its residents. As seen throughout California and the US, County of Santa Clara cases continue to predominantly occur among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and among transgender individuals, spreading through either sexual contact or other intimate skin-on-skin contact. ...

County of Santa Clara Now Vaccinating against Monkeypox (MPX) Up to Five Times More People at Highest Risk

The County of Santa Clara is expanding access to vaccination for people at highest risk of contracting monkeypox (MPX) by administering the Jynneos vaccine using an authorized technique that stretches vaccine supply. This comes at a time when vaccine supply still falls far short of the need. Previously, a single vial of vaccine could serve only one person; that vial can now serve as many as five people. A change announced by the federal government last week allows the County to stretch its remaining supply to vaccinate hundreds of eligible ...