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Alameda County announces new vaccine requirement for first responders

Original post made on Nov 9, 2021

First responders and medical transport workers in Alameda County will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before Christmas, after the county's health officer issued a new order on Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 11:44 AM

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 9, 2021 at 6:42 pm

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“ COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective at preventing severe illness and death," officials said. "While a fully vaccinated person may contract the virus that causes COVID-19, vaccinated persons are less likely to be infected and those who do test positive for COVID are infectious for a shorter time, reducing the chances that a vaccinated person will spread the virus to others."—-This is absolutely misinformation. They have no science, data, or other evidence to make this claim. Shame on them.


Posted by buklau
a resident of Avila
on Nov 10, 2021 at 12:33 pm

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"Vaccinated people are just as likely as unvaccinated people to spread the delta variant to contacts in their household, a yearlong study found"

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Posted by Luvithere
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

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If I were in dire need of a First Responder, I'd rather an unvaccinated one show up, rather than no First Responder at all.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 10, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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"While a fully vaccinated person may contract the virus that causes COVID-19, vaccinated persons are less likely to be infected and those who do test positive for COVID are infectious for a shorter time, reducing the chances that a vaccinated person will spread the virus to others."

This factual and backed by numerous studies. The Alameda County Public Health Department is correct, and this is good policy.


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 13, 2021 at 6:56 pm

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Good policy! Here is just one data point. There are many many more.

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I wonder who you are listening to if you are still doubting the effectiveness of vaccines. Joe Rogan or whatever his name is? Who is this guy and what are his qualifications?

Are you listening to Fox? Even they have a strict vaccination policy at Fox. They just want you to watch for ratings.


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