Coronavirus Bay Area Live Updates: Somoma Co. Expands Sanitary Order To Include Flu Vaccinations
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Here are the latest developments on respiratory disease in the Bay Area:
November 11, 2021
Somoma Co. expands health prescription to include flu shots
Sonoma County is expanding its county health order to include flu shots. Workers at some health care and assembly facilities will need to be vaccinated against COVID and the flu. County officials say flu shots are especially important this year to prevent hospitals from being swarmed with both the flu and patients with COVID-19 – or the so-called ‘twindemia.’
November 10, 2021
Cases, hospitalizations are climbing in California.
California is backing down in the battle against COVID-19 with cases climbing again. The state has up to 6,000 new cases a day and hospitalizations have jumped 4% in just two weeks. This puts the state back in the red category for high transmission. And experts say the next few months are critical due to the holidays for whether we’ll see another winter surge.
November 9, 2021
Grand Princess cruise ship returns to SF
The cruise ship that gained international attention in the early days of the pandemic has returned to San Francisco. The Grand Princess was back in town yesterday, for the first time since the cruise industry resumed sailing. One of the first major outbreaks of COVID occurred aboard this ship in March 2020. The ship was held off our shores for days as authorities scrambled to develop a quarantine plan for the thousands passengers on board.
November 8, 2021
Viva Calle returns to San JosÃ©
Viva Calle is back in San Jose as part of a city-wide program to get people to enjoy parks and outdoor spaces after COVID-19 closures. Several miles of streets in San Jose were closed to cars yesterday.
November 5, 2021
Vaccination clinics for children fill up quickly
County clinics set up for this weekend in the Bay Area are filling up quickly for children ages 5 to 11. San Mateo County even created a kid-friendly vaccination site at the event center to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
November 4, 2021
San Mateo Co. to open vaccination clinic for children on Saturday
San Mateo County wants to help children feel comfortable when they receive their COVID vaccines. The county opens its first pediatric vaccination clinic at the San Mateo County Event Center. Children aged 5 to 11 will be greeted by superheroes on a red carpet. There will be televisions and life-size chess and Connect Four games. The clinic is open this Saturday and then from Wednesday to Saturday next week. Appointments are compulsory.
November 3, 2021
Don’t Give Children Painkillers Before Vaccine, CDC Says
The CDC reminds parents not to give children pain relievers before vaccination to try to lessen side effects. The CDC says pain relievers before an injection are not recommended because it is not known how this might affect the vaccine. Instead, the agency urges parents to talk to their doctor about an aspirin-free pain reliever after the injection if needed.
November 2, 2021
COVID infections on the rise in 2 Bay Area counties
Alameda and San Mateo counties have moved from a âmoderateâ level of spread to a âsubstantialâ level. San Mateo was in the yellow or moderate level for about two weeks. On Monday, the county reported a seven-day case rate of 53 per 100,000 population, which now places it in the orange level that specifies substantial spread. Alameda County was in the yellow for about a week, but its case rate has now climbed to 51 cases per 100,000. Neither counties are responding to local measures to remove indoor masks as rates rise. immunizations are below the required 80% mark.
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