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‘Mandates Are Working’: Employer Ultimatums Lift Vaccination Rates, So Far

SACRAMENTO — As California’s requirement that all health care workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus took effect on Thursday, major health systems reported that the mandate had helped boost their vaccination rates to 90 percent or higher. In New York, another mandate that began this week compelled thousands of hospital and nursing home workers to get shots. And at several major corporations, executives reported surges in vaccination rates after adding their own requirements. Until now, the biggest unknown about mandating…

California vaccine mandate: Most health care workers are complying, hospitals say

In summary As the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate kicks in Thursday, several large hospital systems say 90% or more of their employees are vaccinated. But they don’t have to provide data to the state unless asked. Lea este artículo en español. Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Keck Medicine and other major hospital systems in California say they are well on their way to meeting Thursday’s deadline for the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, with several citing vaccination rates of 90% or higher.…

California public health requires vaccine for care facility, in-home workers – KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

California public health requires vaccine for care facility, in-home workers  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom  Associated Press California requiring all adult and senior care, hospice workers to get COVID-19 vaccine  ABC10.com KXTV SCVNews.com | CDPH Announces New Public Health Order, Extends Worker Vaccine Requirement for Adult Care Workers  California News Times N.Y.’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Tested by Pushback From Workers  The New York Times View Full Coverage on Google News…

How many Sacramento-area health care workers are vaccinated – California News Times

Medical facilities in California are facing a deadline for employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Thursday. The majority of workers in the Greater Sacramento region have complied with this, but according to health care providers, there is still a significant proportion of foreclosures. The state vaccine obligation applies to all paid and unpaid workers working in medical facilities. This includes doctors, nurses, technicians, security guards, food service workers, janitor, students and more. In other states that have vaccination…

Pregnant Behind Bars, Part One: Second Chances

The first part of this four-part series, produced by WitnessLA, looks at how Los Angeles County’s Maternal Health Diversion Program disrupts the incarceration cycle by moving pregnant people out of jail cells and into supportive housing. When Leslie Garcia was processed into the Century Regional Detention Facility, the main women’s lockup in Los Angeles County’s massive jail system, the mandatory health screening performed during intake revealed she was pregnant.  She faced the news with practical acceptance. “I was gonna go…

Following Federal Approval, California Ready to Administer Booster Doses on Day One | California Governor

California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly provides briefing on California’s Vaccine Action Plan, insight into how the state is prepared to distribute booster vaccines statewide SACRAMENTO – With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for boosters for those over the age of 65 and high-risk individuals, Governor Gavin Newsom today released a COVID-19 Vaccine Action Plan that outlines how the state will be able to immediately begin administering doses to eligible…

What COVID boosters mean for California’s health care worker vaccination mandate

Many of California’s 2.5 million health care workers will be among the first Americans who can get COVID-19 booster shots, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided early Friday to recommend a third Pfizer dose for them and other high-risk groups. The development followed an unusual but brief moment of disagreement between vaccine advisers at the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the two federal agencies that set U.S. COVID vaccine policy. Ultimately, both the FDA…

California Health Officials Ready To Roll Out COVID Booster Shots

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Health officials rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination plan Thursday, preparing for the avalanche of Californians 65 and older seeking a booster shot while also remaining laser-focused on getting the non-vaccinated in the state to get a shot. Currently, California has administered 50 million doses of the vaccine and has the lowest transmission rate of the virus of any state in the nation. READ MORE: UPDATE: Evacuations Expand As Fawn Fire Near Shasta Lake Grows To 1,200…

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The Public Affairs Office The Public Affairs Office for VA Northern California Health Care System is available to respond to local and national media inquiries and requests. On this page The Public Affairs Office at VA Northern California Health Care System can provide the following support and assistance to members of the news media: Subject matter experts Interview scheduling Fact sheets and statistical information Information about VA related special events For assistance in covering health and medical stories and to…

5 Things California: Keynote w/ AG Bonta, CalAIM’s power acronyms, Legislators talk health policy – State of Reform

Share this: We are very excited to be hosting our 2021 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference this Thursday. It’s a great group of just over 300 attendees who will be using our unique virtual conference platform to engage with one another, and wrestle with some of the biggest challenges in California health care. On Friday, we’ll host our Convening Panel for our 2021 Southern California Health Policy Conference. This is our event focused on the health system…