Alameda County reports spike in COVID cases

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FILE – In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia. U.S. health officials say Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may pose a “small possible risk” of a potentially dangerous neurological reaction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, July 12 that it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing an immune system disorder that can causes muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Alameda County health officials on Tuesday urged those who haven’t been vaccinated yet against the coronavirus to do so now amid an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

In a statement, officials said new cases are impacting those communities where vaccination rates are lowest, including in priority neighborhoods that have already been hit hardest by COVID-19.

Officials said the vast majority of new cases are in unvaccinated people, while a small number of generally mild cases are reported among those who are vaccinated.

Vaccine sites available for the next week include*: 

  • Thursday, July 15th
    – Lighthouse Community Charter School, 444 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, 3-5pm
  • Friday, July 16th
    – El Shaddai/Mobile Dental, 565 East Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, 11am-2pm (18+ drop ins only)
    – First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley, 5pm-8pm (18+ drop ins only)
    – Civicorps, 1425 5th St., Oakland, 11am-12pm
    – Old Decoto School, 600 G St., Union City, 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 17th 
    – Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency, 1550 San Leandro Blvd., 9am-2:30pm
    – Allen Temple, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland, 10am-2pm
    – Old Decoto School, 600 G St., Union City, 1-4pm
    – Weekes Community Center, 27182 Patrick Ave., Hayward, 10am-2pm
  • Sunday, July 18th 
    – April Showers Program at Creekside Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro, 1pm-3pm (18+ drop ins only)

*Site hours subject to change. 

Residents who are eligible and have not received a vaccination or haven’t received their second dose of a two-dose vaccination series are encouraged to call 510-208-4VAX (510-208-4829) or visit to arrange an appointment or drop by a location near them. 

Just a day ago Marin County reported a spike in Delta variant cases, in addition to Contra Costa County.

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