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Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 is Safe with Robust Antibody Response
September 23, 2021
A Phase 2/3 trial conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that the Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust antibody response” in children ages 5 to 11. ... read more »
The World Health Organization is Calling for Equitable Access to Vaccines and More
September 23, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 5 million people around the globe and is still active. The World Health Organization (WHO) urged leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools to be prepared for future pandemics. ... read more »
Moderna Vaccine Appears to Offer Strongest Protection Against COVID
September 23, 2021
CDC Says All Vaccines Offer Strong Resistance to the Virus According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-dose regimens of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccines provided a high level of protection against COVID-19 hospitalizations in a real-world evaluation at 21 U.S. ... read more »
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Public Health Calls for More Vaccinations, COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Reaches Milestone
September 16, 2021
While vaccination rates slightly increase, AB 832 is helping households struggling during the pandemic. ... read more »
LACo to Require COVID Vaccine/Test for Outdoor Events, Vaccines at Indoor Bars
September 15, 2021
(File Photo) Los Angeles County is preparing a revised health order that will impose new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for outdoor mega-events of 10,000 people or more, ... read more »
LACo Reports 27 New COVID-19 Deaths, 1,725 New Cases
September 15, 2021
Los Angeles County reported another 27 COVID-19 deaths today, while hospitalizations due to the virus dropped again. The 27 fatalities lifted the countywide death toll from the virus to 25,713. The county also reported 1,725 new cases, giving the county a cumulative total from throughout the pandemic of 1,435,163. ... read more »
Respiratory Emissions During Birth Increase RIsk of COVID Transmission
September 14, 2021
Transmission risks for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases rise during labor with patients' heavier breathing, according to a study released today by a UCLA-led research team which recommends that all health care providers in the labor and delivery room have access to proper personal protective equipment. ... read more »
Nearly 3,000 LAPD Employees Seek Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate
September 14, 2021
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said today that the department will wait for instructions from city officials on how to interpret exemption requests for the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, following a report that thousands of employees plan to pursue religious or medical exemptions to the rule.``We have seen a number of our personnel who have filed for an intent to have an exemption, based on either medical or sincerely held religious belief,'' Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission. He added that ``the department will wait for the city to provide instructions relative to the interpretation and what will happen to those intentions to file.'' ... read more »
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LAUSD Board Votes To Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Students Over 12
September 11, 2021
All eligible Los Angeles Unified students aged 12 and over will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in- person classes under a policy unanimously approved by the district’s Board of Education today, ... read more »
Get The Shot, Then Get Covered
September 9, 2021
At the beginning of the pandemic, we knew our communities would be the hardest hit -- and when we fought to ensure resources were made available to fight the virus, we had to make sure that assistance made it to our communities. ... read more »
CDC Awards Money to Community Health Services Fighting COVID-19
September 9, 2021
Multiple organizations receive funding to help health workers in communities hard hit by COVID-19. ... read more »
Gov. Thanks Californians: More than 80 Percent of Us Have Now Taken at Least One COVID Shot
September 9, 2021
On Aug. 31, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference at a vaccination clinic in Oakland to thank the majority of Californians for receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
Through CalHOPE – COVID-19 Program, NAMI Contra Costa Provides Crisis Support and Resources to African Americans Across the State
September 9, 2021
NAMI CC is on board to provide culturally specific resources and emotional support to African Americans experiencing challenges due to COVID-19. ... read more »
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
September 7, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 1,480 on Sunday to 1,463, according to the latest state figures. ... read more »
US booster plan faces complications, some may miss Sept. 20
September 3, 2021
Even before Biden’s announcement last month, his administration had been preparing for months for the possibility that boosters would be required, maintaining America’s supply of doses and devising promotion plans with the same “intensity” that it brought to the initial vaccination campaign, Zients told reporters Thursday. ... read more »
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