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Solano ‘youngsters’ to be added to Fairfield mall Covid vaccine clinic

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County health officials on Wednesday were working on the details for the first Covid-19 vaccination clinic that would include anyone 12 or older.

The clinic, to be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the former Forever 21 storefront of the Solano Town Center, was originally designed to be a single-shot Johnson & Johnson clinic for anyone 18 or older.

When the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved for anyone 12 or older, the county decided to add that option to the clinic. The Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine had already been approved for anyone 16 or older. Johnson & Johnson doses will still be administered.

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City of Benicia giving free pizza to young people getting their COVID-19 vaccines

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BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) — The city of Benicia is trying a new tactic to convince people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They are offering young people their choice of a free pizza if they get vaccinated.

“This is a grant through our city economic development office partnering with five pizzerias. We asked the pizza places to pass out flyers to get out the word of this event,” said Maurio Giuliani, Benicia’s Deputy City Manager.

It worked.

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Solano is the only Bay Area county still stuck in the red tier. Here’s what’s holding it back

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In recent months, coronavirus case rates have plummeted in much of the Bay Area. Most of the region’s counties are now in California’s “moderate” orange reopening tier, which allows for loosened restrictions, and San Francisco moved to the least restrictive yellow tier on Tuesday.

But Solano County, which has continued to struggle with higher case rates than the rest of the Bay Area, is still stuck in the red tier — the second-most-restrictive in the four-tier system.

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Blood Donations Needed In Fairfield Area: Red Cross Drives Coming Up Soon

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FAIRFIELD, CT — The need for local blood donations remains high as coronavirus vaccines become more available and people begin to resume more of their normal activities.

People who have received a coronavirus vaccine can donate blood so long as they are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, according to the American Red Cross. There is no waiting period after getting a vaccine dose.

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Solano County officially expands vaccine eligibility to individuals age 16 and older

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Starting Wednesday, Solano County is expanding vaccine eligibility to individuals living or working in Solano County who are age 16 and older, in accordance with state guidance to expand eligibility to all Californians in this age group.

“We are pleased to expand eligibility to all community members age 16 and older in Solano County,” said
Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H., Solano County Health Officer in a news release. “With the temporary pause in providing the J&J vaccine, appointments for first vaccine doses may continue to be limited.

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Solano’s Covid-19 case numbers drop for 3rd straight day

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FAIRFIELD — No Solano County jurisdiction reported double-digit new coronavirus case increases, and the county as a whole experienced declines for the third straight day.

In fact, the county’s reporting shows a consistent decrease since Friday’s spike of 61 confirmed cases.

The number of new cases Thursday was 27, down from 30 Wednesday, 31 Tuesday and a three-day average over the weekend into Monday of 33.3 cases.

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