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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Paused in Merced County

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Due to extremely rare adverse effects that have been reported as a result of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, those doses are currently being paused at Merced County clinics, including the recently-opened OptumServe vaccination site i...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Merced County Moves Into Red Tier Following Adjudication with State


Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed that Merced County is now in the less-restrictive red tier of its “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” 

The tier change is effective immediately and is the result of an adjudication th...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Merced County Announces New Vaccination Site, Transitions to My Turn for COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

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Merced County is excited to announce the opening of a new large-scale vaccination resource.

The State has located one of its "OptumServe" vaccination sites at the Atwater Community Center at 760 E. Bellevue Road and will vaccinate 400 people per ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Merced County Fire Department Awarded Grant for Extrication Equipment for Emergency Response

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Merced County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims. Known as the “jaws of life,” first re...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

BHRS Accepting Public Comment on Fiscal Year 2021-2022 MHSA Annual Update & Innovation Plans

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Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (MCBHRS) has opened a 30-day public viewing and comment period for its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) – Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Update and Innovation Plan.  Welfare and Institutions Co...

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