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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...