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McDonald’s restaurants to host ‘pop-up’ Covid vaccine clinics across Solano

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FAIRFIELD — Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics will occur Wednesday through Monday at 14 McDonald’s restaurants in Solano County, with second-dose clinics to follow as required.

The two-shot Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being offered, according to information released by McDonald’s.

The fast-food restaurant chain in teaming with the state for the free clinics, which will occur at various locations:

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Solano inches closer to goal of 225,000 vaccinated residents

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County has nearly reached the goal of vaccinating 225,000 individuals 16 or older, and nearly half of the county’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Public Health Division reported.

The county reports in its Monday update that 222,199 individuals, or 98.8% of the 225,000 goal, have received a vaccine shot. About 63% of all individuals 16 or older have received at least one shot, the county reported, and 48% have been fully vaccinated.

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Walmart Stores In, Near Solano County Offer COVID Vaccine: LIST

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Solano County residents now have another choice when it comes to finding a COVID-19 vaccine near them. Retail giant Walmart announced just days ago that it is now administering vaccines at 143 California pharmacies — including in Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville.

The California locations include Walmart, Walmart Supercenter, Sam’s Club and Walmart Neighborhood Market stores.

Appointments are being scheduled now as part of the Golden State vaccination effort.

Here are the Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in and near Solano County where coronavirus vaccines are being offered:

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market store no. 5609, 501 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA
  • Walmart store no. 2048, 2701 N. Texas St., Fairfield
  • Walmart store no. 1704, 1501 Helen Power Drive, Vacaville, CA
  • Walmart Supercenter store no. 1651, 7011 Main St., American Canyon, CA
  • Walmart store no. 2925, 681 Lincoln Ave., Napa, CA

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Hamilton’s ‘My Shot’ Been Adapted By CA Doctors To Convince People To Get Vaccinated

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The songs of Hamilton have been stuck in our heads since the Broadway musical was made available on Disney+ last summer. The Tony-winning show from Lin-Manuel Miranda has had its second wind of having a huge cultural moment since first debuting on the stage in 2015. It has become the inspiration for a YouTube music number adapted by North California physician Dr. Andrew Liu, who wrote a new version of “My Shot” to educate the public about getting their COVID-19 vaccinations.

The doctor, who practices in Vacaville, California, decided to remix one of the popular big numbers from Hamilton and create a music video to promote the importance of vaccines to make the COVID-19 pandemic a distant memory. He recruited his wife, Dr. Tuong-Vi Ha, and six other local healthcare workers to reimagine “My Shot.”

Physicians… they get the job done. It’s a super impressive video complete with new raps and lyrics to the song from the award-winning musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. They cleverly trade out the metaphorical “shot” of taking a chance with the two literal shots in the arms they hope everyone will decide to make an appointment to get done once it becomes locally available to them. The song switches out “young, scrappy and hungry” for ”down, tired and angry” to describe medical workers’ deposition following a year of treating 124 million cases worldwide and 2.73 million deaths.

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When Can I Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? How Will I Find Out? Answers To Your California Vaccine Questions.

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While California started vaccinating health care workers and other high-risk residents in December, there are still a lot of questions about who will get vaccinated when as the state’s rollout continues to expand.

Over time, California has shifted the groups eligible to receive the vaccine and when, with many potential ways for residents to sign up for a dose. The process has been frustrating for many.

Below, find our best answers to how the state is handling the roll-out (see the state’s vaccine website here) but know that the details are changing. We will continue to update this page as new information comes out.

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CVS Expands COVID Vaccination Sites To 272 CA Locations

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CALIFORNIA — The rollout of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination triggered an expansion of inoculation sites in the Golden State, and there are still a number of CVS locations with appointments available this week.

CVS Pharmacy was already administering vaccines as part of the Federal Pharmacy Program, which means they receive doses directly from the federal government separate from the California allocation and now has begun receiving shipments of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Eligibility

  • People age 65+
  • Teachers K-12, Daycare and preschool workers, and staff
  • Health care workers, food and agriculture workers
  • Long-term care residents and staff

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Solano County Fairgrounds to host another COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, Saturday

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Solano County Health and Social Services are hosting another COVID-19 vaccination site on Friday at Saturday at the Solano County fairgrounds. Individuals must be pre-registered and in eligible tiers who live and/or work in Solano County. Health care workers, first responders and Solano County residents over the age of 75 are included in this tier. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

Solano County is getting another shot at helping the COVID-19 pandemic. About 4,000 of them, to be precise.

For the second consecutive weekend, a vaccination clinic will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds for 4,000 Solano County residents who meet the eligibility requirements. This currently includes health care workers, first responders, and Solano County residents over the age of 75. Vaccination appointments are open to all those who are in an eligible tier, regardless of where they receive medical care.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, thanks to a partnership between Solano County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, NorthBay Healthcare, Partnership HealthPlan of California, Medic Ambulance and Touro University California. Solano County Public Health is providing the vaccine (Moderna) and will schedule appointments for community members. The partner organizations are providing staff to administer vaccinations and manage logistics.

The two-day event comes just one week after 3,500 shots were administered last week at the fairgrounds. Benicia held a one-day event on Feb. 2 that saw approximately 1,400 people receive a shot. The go-ahead was given for the weekend event on Wednesday.

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California joins with FEMA to open 2 new COVID-19 vaccine centers, 1 at Cal State L.A.

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California joined with the federal government to open two new mass vaccination centers as test areas for new President Joseph Biden’s effort to create 100 such sites nationwide in 100 days, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

The sites at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles, will be jointly run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

The move comes as California’s deadliest pandemic surge eases but the state struggles with vaccine shortages and bureaucratic headaches in a race to vaccinate its most vulnerable people.

The new sites are expected to open Feb. 16 for eligible people who can sign up now to be notified and will eventually schedule vaccine appointments using the state’s online MyTurn system. Both sites will be able to administer up to 5,000 doses a day, said state emergency services spokesman Brian Ferguson.

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Vaccination clinic coming to Vallejo this weekend

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Seniors wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccination shot in Benicia on Tuesday. Vallejo plans on holding a large vaccination event for seniors 75 and older at the Solano County Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

A couple thousand people will likely be coming to the Solano County Fairgrounds this weekend, but it will be to hopefully end what has been a wild ride that began in 2020.

The Solano County Department of Public Health is partnering with Kaiser Permanente to host a vaccination clinic in Vallejo at the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday and possibly Monday, according to District 1 Supervisior Erin Hannigan.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and that Moderna shots can be administered to Solano County residents, all of which must either aged 75 and older or in tiers 1 or 2 of Phase 1A. Hannigan is hopeful that 2,500 shots can be given during the weekend.

“The first moment I learned there were vaccines coming it seemed as if I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” Hannigan said. “I’m fearful of the virus and I’m going to eventually get the vaccine if for no other reason then I’m not sure how sick I would get if I got the virus. I know there are some people who don’t want to get vaccinated but I’m hoping they will change their mind. I’ve talked to a few friends and they tell me they felt so good when they got it. They feel protection when they haven’t felt protected in so long.”

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