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Los Angeles County has seen a sharp increase in vaccination requests for the flu and pneumonia in recent weeks. Results of a study by the county showed that vaccine requests have increased by 29 percent in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same quarter last year. While the flu is not necessarily cause for concern with the commonly circulating H3N2 strain, the vaccine could still help to curb the transmission of more dangerous strains.
No. The vaccines are working well. The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against the Delta variant. We continue to see highly effective protection against hospitalizations and severe outcomes for people who are fully vaccinated. However, public health experts are seeing signs of reduced protection against infection and mild to moderate disease among certain populations including those older than 65 years of age and those 50-64 with underlying medical conditions. With cases of COVID-19 still high across the US and globally, boosters make sure people are better protected.
Everyone who is vaccinated in California can request a digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. This is also an official record. It can be downloaded to the Google Pay digital wallet on an Android phone or the Apple Health app on an iPhone. You can also take a screenshot of your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record and save it to your camera roll. For more information, visit the Vaccination Records webpage.
Over 6.5 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US since the start of the pandemic. Even though COVID-19 is often milder in children than adults, some children can get very sick. Tens of thousands of children have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and over 900 children have died since the start of the pandemic. Since May 2020, over 5,500 children had Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), a serious condition in young people. Children may also get lasting health problems from COVID-19.
have symptoms and you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine. You should get tested 5-7 days after being exposed and monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and continue to protect yourself and others. For more information see the DPH webpage When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.
The data presented in this report are limited to vaccinations provided through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) homebound vaccination program. No data are available on the many vaccinations provided to homebound individuals by providers not in the DPH homebound program. Given these limitations, the vaccination data presented in this report do not reflect all vaccinations provided to homebound individuals in LA County and should be considered minimum estimates. Additionally, due to uncertainty of the estimate of homebound individuals in LA County, DPH’s homebound vaccination program is committed to providing home vaccination services as long as there is a need, regardless of the total number of persons reached.
California health officials have warned that coronavirus case rates statewide have risen by almost 50% in the last 2½ weeks, and COVID-19 hospitalizations are up by nearly 15%. Vaccination rates statewide, although better than in many places, are still far from ideal: 65% of Californians of all ages are fully vaccinated, and only about 30% of fully vaccinated adults have received a booster shot.