|Following a thorough safety review, the CDC and FDA have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume.
Alameda County and City of Berkeley will align with other Bay Area counties and will plan to resume the use of our modest, existing supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as quickly as possible.
Health care providers administering the vaccine and vaccine recipients or caregivers should review the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which have been revised to include information about the risk of this syndrome, which has occurred in a very small number of people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
If you received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine within the past three weeks, seek medical care right away if you develop severe headache, backache, blurred vision, fainting, seizures, severe pain in your abdomen, stomach, or chest, leg pain, leg swelling, shortness of breath, tiny red spots on the skin (petechiae), or new or easy bruising or bleeding.
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OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP:
Non-medical volunteers: Please register with the California Health Corps here. Under Organization select “Alameda County Unit”. Under "Occupation" select "Non-Medical". You will be asked to submit to a brief background check.
Medical volunteers: Please complete both of the following registration forms.
- Register with the California Health Corps here and be sure to sign up for the “Alameda County Unit.”
- Sign up with Alameda County through this electronic form. You will be asked to submit to a brief background check.
At this time, we are fortunate to have a large number of volunteer offers which may cause delays in our vetting system and background check process. We will process these as quickly as possible in anticipation of needing additional volunteers in the coming months as our vaccine allocation from the state increases. There is no pay for volunteering. Thank you for your patience as this process ramps up.
COVID-19 Case Investigation/Contract Tracing Services Vendor Pool Rolling RFQ
The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency is seeking qualified organizations to provide emergency COVID-19 services that include case investigation, contact tracing, resource navigation, outreach and health education, and distribution of the Isolation/Quarantine Care Kits to Alameda County residents. Learn More about our COVID-19 Case Investigation/Contract Tracing Services Vendor Pool Rolling RFQ!
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