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South Bay hospital won’t receive more COVID-19 vaccines after it allowed affluent school district to skip the line

Santa Clara County will not provide Good Samaritan any more doses of COVID-19 vaccine unless it follows the rules, a sanction issued by health officials after this news organization reported hospital leaders allowed an affluent school district to skip the line and get vaccinated ahead of seniors and other vulnerable populations. “Good Samaritan’s actions are...

Santa Clara County has yet to post data on the demographics of people vaccinated

Despite a pledge to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Santa Clara County has not posted data on the race or ethnicity of the people it inoculates. Advocates say after COVID-19 took a disproportionate toll on communities of color — including those in Santa Clara County — local health officials should be recording the race of...

Amid rising COVID-19 deaths, why isn’t Santa Clara County shutting down like it did in March?

Morgues are on the brink of overflowing. Hospitals have fewer beds for patients by the day. More than 1,100 people have died. Yet, in Santa Clara County, people can still shop for perfumes, phones and clothes at the mall. It’s a stark difference from nearly a year ago when officials closed everything down — all nonessential...

Santa Clara County to stop administering Moderna vaccine lot

After struggling for weeks to expand the South Bay’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Santa Clara County officials are now warning that a specific batch of doses shouldn’t be administered because of an increased risk of allergic reactions. Santa Clara County received about 21,800 doses of the Moderna Lot 41L20A distributed Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. More...

Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered

Vaccines for COVID-19 have been slowly rolling out for more than a month now, but questions linger about its availability, who is eligible to receive the vaccine and how much it protects you. Many residents faced confusion, long wait times and inaccurate information about how to get an appointment a day after vaccine eligibility opened...

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