Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) encourages Alameda County residents to get vaccinated with the first vaccine available to you. Any of the COVID-19 vaccines will help protect your health and decrease your risk of developing severe complications due to COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Getting vaccinated will help protect all of us from COVID-19 and it is crucial everyone is vaccinated as soon as a vaccine is available to you. In this edition of my weekly update, you can read more about how to sign up to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and updated guidance on youth and adult group sports in Alameda County.

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