Sacramento County: Utilize Emergency Departments & 911 For Emergencies Only

​As the omicron variant spreads rapidly throughout California, Public Health and hospital leaders are urging all residents to avoid seeking testing or treatment of mild symptoms at hospital emergency departments (ED).  Hospitals are needed for those with severe COVID-19 symptoms or other critical illnesses. For non-emergencies, people should contact their health care provider for guidance or... Continue Reading →

VA NorCal Offering Vaccine Boosters for Pfizer/Moderna/Janssen Under Emergency Use Authorization

Update 10/25/2021 The VA Northern California Health Care System is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine boosters under Emergency Use Authorization as supply and capacity permits. This decision follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcements authorizing a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and J&J COVID vaccines and the Centers... Continue Reading →

VA NorCal Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Update 10/05/2021 On Sept. 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. They Include: Individuals who should get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose:People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series... Continue Reading →

VA NorCal Update on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) will resume offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of... Continue Reading →

Vaccine Access Opened to Veterans’ Families, Spouses

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, President Joe Biden signed bipartisan legislation into law expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to veterans and their families under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), following efforts from House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs leaders Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). The Strengthening... Continue Reading →

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