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COVID-19 Cases Rise Slightly, Cases Among Healthcare Workers Have Decreased
November 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases have decreased nationally among healthcare workers from 257 at the beginning of October to 166 towards the end of the month. Out of the more recent cases, 78 cases were reported among vaccinated healthcare workers and 88 among unvaccinated workers. ... read more »
Health Officials Recommend Boosters for Vaccinated
October 28, 2021
Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available. ... read more »
LACo Health Officials Urge COVID Boosters, Await Approval of Shots for Kids
October 27, 2021
Los Angeles County health officials again urged eligible residents to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, while they also prepared for anticipated federal approval of vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. FDA officials still need to approve the recommendation, along with a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee and the CDC director. ... read more »
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Holidays Loom and Health Authorities Continue to Push for Vaccination
October 14, 2021
As the weather changes and the public stays indoors, it’s even more important to consider vaccination according to Public Health ... read more »
Public Health Sees COVID-19 Outbreaks at Correctional Facilities
October 7, 2021
Health officials are making sure staff and eligible recipients receive vaccines and boosters. ... read more »
Vaccination Providers Require Patient Information, Boosters Available for Eligible Residents
September 30, 2021
Public Health wants patients to have better access to their COVID information and are offering the booster shots at sites offering the Pfizer vaccine. ... read more »
LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
September 28, 2021
Los Angeles County's number of COVID-19-positive hospital patients held mostly steady according to the latest data, increasing by one, while the county reported just five new virus-related deaths. Numbers of new fatalities and COVID infections tend to be low on Mondays due to delays in reporting from the weekend. The five new COVID deaths reported Monday gave the county an overall death toll of 26,018. The county reported another 986 cases, for a pandemic total of 1,455,155. ... read more »
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 »
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Public Health Modifies Guidelines for Youth Sports in L.A. County
September 2, 2021
Weekly testing is being recommended for youth 12 and older depending on circumstances. ... read more »
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine, Public Health Stress Social Measures to Stay Safe
August 26, 2021
The Pfizer vaccine is now licensed and approved for prevention of COVID-19. ... read more »
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine, Public Health Stress Social Measures to Stay Safe
August 26, 2021
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the license for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease for individuals 16 and older. The licensing approval was announced after another thorough evaluation of safety and effectiveness. Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, a Los Angeles County Health Officer, is grateful for the approval and hopes it will ease the minds of those concerned about taking the vaccine. ... read more »
US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
August 23, 2021
  The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, potentially boosting public confidence in the shots and instantly opening the way for more universities, ... read more »
US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19
August 18, 2021
U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and signs that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. ... read more »
State to Award $50,000 Prizes Today to 15 More Vaccinated Residents
June 11, 2021
State officials will award $50,000 prizes today to another 15 vaccinated residents as part of a continuing financial-incentive program to encourage inoculations against COVID-19. ... read more »
What California Can Learn from COVID Hotspots India and Brazil
June 3, 2021
According to doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in countries such as Brazil and India – where the global crisis has been most intense. ... read more »

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