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.

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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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

San Benito County prepares to enter Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations

Move to next phase contingent on the receipt of vaccine from the state.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

Seniors 65+ eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

New state tool to notify people of vaccine eligibility expected to launch next week.

San Benito Health Foundation Photo provided

News

San Benito Health Foundation Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Cooperman was the first health worker to receive the Moderna vaccine at the San Benito Health Foundation Clinic, as frontline health care workers get priority.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

San Benito County warns of potential COVID-19 vaccine scam

The vaccine is being released in batches and at this time and it is unknown how long it will be before it is made available to everyone.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Front line, direct patient care workers in the acute care setting, along with employees from the skilled nursing facilities are eligible for the vaccine during the first batch of immunizations.

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

Health

230 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to San Benito County

Additional doses are expected in the weeks ahead, but it’s unknown when they’ll be available to the public.