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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics To Reopen In Stanislaus County

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Stanislaus County Public Health will re-open the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Thursday, Jan. 21. The clinics are located at Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto and California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock. Both clinics will be vaccinating Stanislaus County residents who are prioritized under Phase 1A and individuals 65 years and older as prioritized by California Department of Public Health.

These Vaccination Clinics each have the capacity to administer at least 2000 doses of the vaccines per day. However, due to limited availability of vaccines, the clinics will only be able to provide 1,000 doses at each site on Thursday. The sites will stay open until they are out of doses. The summary of events is listed below:

• CSU Stanislaus: 1 University Circle, Turlock, California 95382. Specifically located at Fitzpatrick Arena in Turlock, this clinic will operate from 8:00am-8:00pm, or until all doses are used. Entrance to the site is through Geer Road.

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Stanislaus County ‘out of vaccine’ due to Moderna pause, temporarily closing clinics

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MODESTO, Calif. — Stanislaus County’s vaccine rollout hit a snag on Monday after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommended a pause for a certain batch of Moderna vaccines.

The specific lot on pause had registered a “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions” at one California vaccination clinic, according to a news release.

Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, head for Stanislaus County’s Office of Emergency Services, said they had about 1,400 vaccines available to give out on Monday, but the other 4,000 vaccines the county had were part of the paused batch.

As a result, the new clinic at Modesto Centre Plaza will be closed on Jan. 19, and the planned debut of the Stanislaus State University clinic was delayed.

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics canceled in Stanislaus County amid Moderna batch investigation

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been canceled in Stanislaus County amid concerns of vaccine availability as health officials examine a batch of Moderna vaccines linked to reports of allergic reactions.

On Sunday, California's top epidemiologist, Dr. Erica Pan, recommended providers pause the administration of lot 041L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are being investigated.

“Our goal is to provide the COVID vaccine safely, swiftly and equitably,” Pan said in a statement. “A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic."

A spokesperson with the California Department of Public Health confirmed to KCRA 3 on Monday that the clinic is San Diego's Petco Park, which was recently picked to be a mass vaccination site. Fewer than 10 people required medical attention. No other similar clusters were found.

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Children are the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

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In this photo provided by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, clinical research coordinator Tammy Lewis-McCauley administers an injection to high school junior Katelyn Evans, a trial participant, as part of the hospital’s clinical trial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via AP)

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next.

Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two.

“People try to minimize how sick kids get with COVID, but that’s a mistake,” said Brigham C. Willis, senior associate dean for medical education and professor of pediatrics at UC Riverside’s School of Medicine. “I work intensive pediatric care, and there’s a minority who get extremely ill. There are some deaths. It’s not a non-entity.

“And even though a large majority of kids won’t get extremely ill, they can still contract and spread it. To get control of the pandemic, you have to vaccinate both adults and children.”

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‘I Don’t Care How Long I Have To Stay In Line’: Clinics See Big Response After California Opens Vaccines To People 65 And Older

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MODESTO (CBS13) — The state’s last-minute announcement yesterday to open up vaccination to those 65 and older spread quickly across the region.

At a public vaccination site in Stanislaus County on Thursday, the change prompted such a response that authorities had to shut it down almost as soon as it opened.

As the clinic’s doors opened, there were cheers from those who have lived in fear.

“I don’t care how long I have to stay in line,” said Roman Moniz.

Moniz has stayed inside her house for a year due to issues. During that time, two grandchildren were born. For her the vaccine means freedom.

“Total freedom to get out and see my family in a way I want to. I haven’t held any of the babies. I’ve seen them on Skype,” she said.

Hundreds lined up in the early morning hours outside the Stanislaus County services building in Modesto, including 68-year-old Mike Fultz— a veteran who showed up at 3:45 a.m. to be first in line.

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COVID-19 vaccine in Stanislaus County: Where to find the latest info

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — As more COVID-19 vaccine doses become available, the California Department of Public Health says that each county is in charge of its own vaccination rollout and residents should be looking to their local county health departments for information.

In Stanislaus County, vaccine administration is now underway for health care workers, people at long-term care facilities, dental, lab, pharmacy staff and more members of the state’s Phase 1A tier for prioritization.

The county, which is home to an estimated 75,000 seniors, is also now vaccinating people age 65 and above.

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Coronavirus update, Jan. 13: Stanislaus County on brink of 700 deaths, 40,000 cases

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Stanislaus County reported another 13 deaths to the virus Tuesday, raising the total to 699 residents since last April.

The county also added 493 positive tests and had a notable increase in the number of hospital patients, the Health Services Agency said.

January already has brought 83 deaths, about a third of the way into the month. It is on a pace to far surpass December's 188 deaths, the most so far for any month in the pandemic. Of the 58 counties in California, Stanislaus has the ninth highest rate of deaths in the last seven days, according to the Los Angeles Times tracker. Tuolumne County which has 36 overall deaths, has the highest rate in the last week.

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‘It’s their lives’: California’s grocery workers navigate COVID outbreaks, fears

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 2.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in California, the latest epicenter of an unceasing pandemic. In Southern California, a person dies of COVID-19 roughly every 8 minutes in Los Angeles County where overrun county hospitals are considering rationing medical care after an after-holiday surge in new cases.

John Grant's voice breaks as he talks about it.

"It's overwhelming to us. The stories leave all of us weeping," Grant said. "We've never had to make calls to workers who survived their husband's death or their wife's."

Grant is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, the union that represents thousands of Los Angeles-area grocery employees, hundreds of whom have been infected and sickened by the virus in a string of workplace outbreaks in recent weeks.

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Sacramento County hopes to see vaccine distribution for general public by spring

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker holds a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine vial at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, in South Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Public health experts are trying to do the most good they can with the first batches of COVID-19 vaccine coming in.

The first doses are being set aside for people in places like hospitals and nursing homes, and as more doses come in, more people will qualify either by age, occupation, or health conditions.

“Right now, we have a huge demand, much more than the vaccine that is coming in,” said Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer.

When it comes to a rollout for the general public, Dr. Kasirye said the county is hoping to get to that point by spring.

For now, the focus is on making sure that the county gets through the initial batch of vaccinations and that the people with higher risk are covered first. Afterward, they'll look toward increasing outreach.

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Greater Sacramento region falls below 15% ICU availability, stay-at-home order will ‘likely be extended’

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Hospital intensive care unit availability for the Greater Sacramento Region has fallen below 15% again, all but ensuring the state's stay-at-home order will not be lifted in time for the new year as many had hoped.

California’s COVID-19 state dashboard on Thursday listed 14.4% ICU availability, the first time the metric has fallen back below 15% in several days.

State officials said Thursday afternoon that the order would "likely be extended based on early ICU projections."

"While the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU capacity numbers have been relatively consistent at approximately 14%, early projections over the next four weeks show ICU capacity is likely to drop," a release from the Department of Public Health said. "Therefore, the order will likely be extended for that region. Official ICU projections for the Greater Sacramento region will be posted on January 2 based on January 1 data."

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