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Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara Requiring Up-To-Date COVID-19 Vaccination of Personnel in Higher-Risk Settings

SANTA CLARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT DATE OF ORDER: December 28, 2021 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 is made in light of the emergence in Santa Clara County (“County”) of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the imminent threat that it poses to the health of vulnerable residents and the capacity of the healthcare system. Emerging ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Questions & Answers

Who is eligible for booster vaccinations? On September 24, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended the following people should receive booster doses at least six months after completing their initial series: Got a Pfizer vaccination at least six months ago, and Are 65 or older, or Are a long-term care resident that is 18 or older, or Are 50-64 and have an underlying medical condition, or Are 50-64 and at increased risk due to social inequity (including that of communities of color) You may also consider getting ...

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 ...

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 ...