Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

CDC recommends children receive COVID vaccines

The CDC announced June 18 it approved the COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months old and older.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

California adds COVID-19 vaccine to required students immunities

The requirement will take effect the first school semester after FDA approval for specific age groups.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

Third booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine available for specific Pfizer vaccinated individuals

Booster available for Pfizer vaccinated individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months.

Pinnacle Healthcare in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

COVID-19 vaccine providers answer claims of charging admin fees

Recipients cannot be charged directly, but providers can seek reimbursement from health insurance or Medicare and Medicaid.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

OptumServe to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Temporary site at Rancho San Justo Middle School expected to provide up to 210 vaccines per day, with potential to expand to more days based on allocation.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

How and where to get COVID-19 vaccinations

A roundup of providers offering inoculations inside and outside San Benito County.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

Health

SBC concludes investigation into alleged unauthorized COVID-19 vaccinations

Public Information Officer David Westrick states county found claims that San Benito Health Foundation vaccinated individuals beyond permitted phase were substantiated.

SBC Public County Health Services notified people over 75 who had registered for the vaccine to come to the first mass vaccination event on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

COVID-19 drive-thru mass vaccination clinic scheduled for March 7 at Bolado Park

All appointments are full at this time. Individuals with appointments will be required to provide a form of identification that identifies their name and date of birth.

Public health staff checked temperatures before vaccinating residents on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Limited COVID-19 vaccine distribution hurts San Benito recovery

The county ranks 49th in the number of doses available for residents.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

COVID-19 vaccines available to veterans at Marina VA clinic

Central Coast veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for inoculation as soon as Feb. 13.

SBC Public County Health Services notified people over 75 who had registered for the vaccine to come to the first mass vaccination event on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

San Benito County holds first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic

100 senior residents receive first dose in drive-thru format.

The San Benito Health Foundation is under investigation for allegedly giving the COVID-19 vaccine to unapproved people. Photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito Health Foundation under investigation for unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine administration

County says it’s unknown how many ineligible people may have received shots.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

San Benito County anticipates advancing to vaccination Phase 1B, Tier 1 the week of Jan. 25

Next vaccination phase includes individuals 65 and older, and those at risk of exposure in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

General public unlikely to receive COVID-19 vaccinations before spring

Though San Benito County is preparing to move to the next vaccination phase, limited supply could make mass inoculation difficult to accomplish.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Mass vaccinations in San Benito County

John Bessa writes that San Benito High School should be considered as a location for mass vaccinations.