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Updated and Amended Order of the Health Office of the County of Santa Clara Requiring Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccinations of Personnel in Higher-Risk Settings

DATE OF ORDER: March 7, 2022 UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, 120175, AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE SECTION A18-33, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS: Background and Purpose. This Order updates and amends the December 28, 2021 Order of the Health Officer (“December 28th Order”), which was made in light of the ongoing threat posed by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The December 28th Order was issued in light of a rapidly accelerating surge in COVID-19 cases, evidence that the ...

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Third Doses Now Available for Immunocompromised in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County, CA – County officials announced on August 14, 2021 that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccination is now available for people who have a compromised immune system, effective immediately. Eligible individuals are encouraged to contact their primary healthcare provider for consideration of the additional dose. Appointments can also be scheduled now through the County’s website sccfreevax.org, which also includes information about numerous drop-in vaccination sites throughout the county, including local pharmacies.   This expansion of eligibility follows the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to extend emergency use authorization ...

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 ...

County of Santa Clara Health System and Several Other Providers to Begin Providing Vaccines to County Residents Age 65 and Older, Regardless of Where they Usually Receive Care

Officials announced today that the County of Santa Clara Health System and several other vaccine providers throughout the county will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to any county resident age 65 and older, regardless of their healthcare provider or insurance. This “no wrong door” system is designed to ensure that county residents most vulnerable to severe illness and death from COVID-19 can access vaccines more quickly and seamlessly. “The state’s complex vaccine distribution and allocation system, combined with vaccine supply shortages, has led to an uneven vaccine rollout across the ...

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Joins Seven Other Bay Area Jurisdictions in Recommending that all Health Systems Prioritize Patients Aged 65 and Older

Vaccine Supply Shortages Prompt Public Health Leaders Throughout the Bay Area to Urge Prioritization of Older Adults for Vaccination         For the time being, the scarcity of COVID-19 vaccination doses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area has led health officials in eight jurisdictions to urge all health systems to prioritize shots for patients aged 65 and older because of the virus’ high mortality rate within that group. County health departments and collaborating health care partners are coordinating efforts to streamline vaccine distribution and administration, moving as quickly as possible to provide shots ...