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The state of California and San Mateo County are pausing their distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in line with federal advice that came on Tuesday. Five hundred doses in the county will be temporarily suspended this week.

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California state officials announced today that anyone over 50 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, and all residents over 16 will be eligible on April 15. Plus, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced any family members taking eligible people to get their shots are also now eligible to g…

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Updated March 5: Appointments were available to get a COVID-19 vaccination today at Senior Coastsiders in Half Moon Bay for any San Mateo County residents 65 or older or those with canceled Sutter Health appointments.

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After receiving no word on San Mateo County’s vaccine allocation from the state on Tuesday night, county health officials learned on Thursday the county’s weekly vaccine doses would be delayed due to winter storms. According to a press release, 14,200 Moderna doses have been caught up in the…

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San Mateo County announced Thursday it will open vaccine eligibility to the next phase of residents starting Feb. 22. That includes first responders, food and agriculture workers and teachers and child care providers.

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The most challenging phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area just got even more difficult. While it’s unclear just how many variant cases make up the county’s more than 34,000 cases to date, San Mateo County Health officials say they’re confident the mutations sweeping the Bay Area are here.

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Anyone 65 or older is now eligible to get a vaccine in California, so why have so few people in that age group actually gotten the vaccine? Local health care providers and county leaders all say the same thing: there simply aren’t enough vaccines to go around.

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Seniors awaiting a potentially life-saving COVID-19 vaccine got a ray of hope after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week the state would allow anyone 65 or older to get their COVID-19 vaccine. But across the Bay Area, getting an appointment is proving difficult if not impossible.  The two m…

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Pacifica nurse Stephanie Hamilton, who works on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, said she was never so happy about a Band-Aid after she got her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 19. Hamilton works in the “step-down unit,” where patients are closely monitored after being in …

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As the first front-line workers begin receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, many others are left wondering when they may be next in line. Details about the next stages of vaccine rollout are emerging on pace with supply, but much is still unknown about where, how and when more San Mateo County …