California Sends India COVID-19 Supplies to Combat Outbreak

California Sends India COVID-19 Supplies to Combat Outbreak

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will send lifesaving oxygen equipment to India as that country faces a devastating and fast-spreading surge of COVID-19 cases. “When communities across the world need help, California steps up. As we surpass 28 million vaccinations and continue to see the lowest positivity rates in the country, we must […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Resuming Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Resuming Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has concluded that use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Biotech) COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the western states. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this afternoon. On Friday, the U.S. Food […]

FDA & CDC Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Safety Review

FDA & CDC Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Safety Review

Washington, DC…Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted […]

California Partners with Nearly 200 Places of Worship to Ramp Up Equity-Centered Outreach

California Partners with Nearly 200 Places of Worship to Ramp Up Equity-Centered Outreach

Sacramento, CA…With expanded eligibility and 50 percent of Californians age 16 and older now having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced partnerships with nearly 200 faith-based organizations to expand the state’s vaccine outreach and equity efforts. The Administration is leading an effort to provide at least 25,000 COVID-19 […]

All Californians 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

All Californians 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

Sacramento, CA…As announced by Governor Gavin Newsom last month, all Californians aged 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting today, April 15. This expansion of eligibility comes as the state reaches major milestones in its vaccine rollout: nearly half of all residents in the 16 and older population have already received at least […]

Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 Vaccine Pause

Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 Vaccine Pause

New Brunswick, NJ…The safety and well-being of the people who use our products is our number one priority. We are aware of an extremely rare disorder involving people with blood clots in combination with low platelets in a small number of individuals who have received our COVID-19 vaccine. The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and […]

2 in 3 Californians Believe ‘Immunity Passports’ Should be Issued

2 in 3 Californians Believe ‘Immunity Passports’ Should be Issued

San Diego, CA….2 in 3 Californians believe ‘immunity passports’ should be issued as proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, reveals survey. Half think immunity passports should state which company’s vaccine people received. 42% say they would be concerned about privacy and data sharing. It’s a question of social fairness that has grown increasingly pertinent for […]

President Biden During Tour of Vaccination Site

President Biden During Tour of Vaccination Site

Alexandria, Virginia…Question Mr. President, quickly: Do you think the worst is behind us with COVID-19? THE PRESIDENT: I think if everyone continues down the road we’re on now, it will be behind us. But it’s not over yet. We’re in a situation where we — I believe, by the end of this summer, we’ll have […]

Governor Newsom Outlines Plan to Completely Reopen State by June 15

Governor Newsom Outlines Plan to Completely Reopen State by June 15

Sacramento, CA…As California surpasses a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline — Governor Gavin Newsom today outlined the state’s next step in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, moving beyond the Blueprint for […]