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    By JANIE HAR and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While vaccines have been difficult to come by, the 69-year-old got one by showing proof she lives where she does. She had to wait in line...
    By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The tiny glass vaccine vials are delivered to Miami's largest hospital and immediately whisked to a secret location, where they are placed inside a padlocked freezer with a digital thermometer that reads minus 76 degrees Celsius (minus 105 F). An armed guard watches outside the door. The...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While vaccines have been difficult to come by, the 69-year-old got one by showing proof she lives where she does. She had to wait in line for two hours with other seniors, some...
    MIAMI (AP) — The tiny glass vaccine vials are delivered to Miami’s largest hospital and immediately whisked to a secret location, where they are placed inside a padlocked freezer with a digital thermometer that reads minus 76 degrees Celsius (minus 105 F). An armed guard watches outside the door. The pharmacy staff at Jackson Health...
    DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Norma Chow had been trying to get her mom, Emma, a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, so she was thrilled when she heard from a friend about a vaccination clinic."He forwarded me a text link to be able to book the appointment for the vaccine," she told 7 On Your Side. "So...
    Black, Latino and Native American seniors in Los Angeles County are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at a lower rate than white, Asian American and Pacific Islander seniors, according to data released Monday. The findings raised new concerns about inequity in the troubled rollout of vaccines for those 65 and older and added pressure on county...
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is opening this week at Natomas High School. The drive-through clinic, run by Natomas Unified, is only open to seniors 65 and older and first responders and requires an appointment. RELATED: UC Davis Confirms First Case Of U.K. Coronavirus Variant In Sacramento Region Together with Sacramento County Public...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon were quickly booked Monday, as residents who are 80 years and older became eligible to receive doses of the scarce and highly anticipated vaccine. Seniors in Oregon have waited weeks to receive the vaccine, after the...
    In a first for Long Beach, the city used a mobile clinic to vaccinate 500 seniors over the weekend as part of its push to vaccinate communities especially susceptible to the coronavirus. The first mobile clinic, run Saturday by mostly multilingual staff, served predominantly Latino seniors in Silverado Park on the Westside, home to...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shocking video shows the moment an Oakland grandmother is knocked to the ground as she's coming home from the bank.The video captured by her granddaughter comes on the heels of a series of attacks on seniors in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood.RELATED: Actors offer reward after 91-year-old attacked in Oakland's ChinatownEMBED More News Videos...
    Oregon is about to give a shot in the arm to its seniors, but Gov. Kate Brown cautioned Oregonians on Friday the process may require a lot of patience. Starting on Monday, Oregon will be vaccinating seniors ages 80 and up two weeks after educators began receiving theirs in January. Once more shots start...
    (CNN)Cousins Jacqueline Teague and Amelie Beck are juggling hybrid learning, extracurricular activities and now a volunteer project helping seniors in Kentucky get Covid-19 vaccine appointments. After helping their own grandparents get the vaccine in Louisville, the pair knew there were other seniors in their community who would benefit from a helping hand.So far, the high...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Shocking video shows the moment an Oakland grandmother is knocked to the ground as she's coming home from the bank.The video captured by her granddaughter comes on the heels of a series of attacks on seniors in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood. ????????-???????????????? ???????????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? & ????????????????????????: Not again!⠀A young woman told...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Shocking video shows the moment an Oakland grandmother is knocked to the ground as she's coming home from the bank.The video captured by her granddaughter comes on the heels of a series of attacks on seniors in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood. ????????-???????????????? ???????????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? & ????????????????????????: Not again!⠀A young woman told...
    McCOOK, Ill. (WLS) -- High school seniors hoped to make the most of their final opportunity Sunday after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled sports last spring and fall.Soccer players looked to prove they have what it takes to earn an athletic scholarship in McCook."With everything closing, clubs not being able to play and high schools not...
    ALBANY, Calif. (KGO) -- Thousands of seniors are got their COVID-19 vaccine this weekend thanks to a new mass vaccination effort happening in the North and East Bay."Today you're getting a Pfizer vaccine," said a health care worker to a patient.Those magic words are the same hundreds of seniors have waited months to hear.RELATED: NFL...
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    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The week before Chinese Lunar new year is supposed to be the busiest time of the year for businesses in Oakland Chinatown. But fear of violence has kept a lot of people from shopping there. Many business owners said because of the spike in crime, they now close their stores a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Many of us know the frustration, the exasperation, the futility of waiting on hold to get an appointment or to find out who has vaccines. Those most at-risk, 65 and older, have found a way around those hurdles."We do it for the demographic that's most impacted by COVID and in need...
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    Police were called to a Connecticut CVS location this week when a group of seniors from New York came seeking the COVID-19 vaccine and were turned away. Officers responded to the CVS pharmacy on Boston Post Road in Waterford on Thursday, Feb. 4 when a group of approximately 10 seniors from out-of-state sought the vaccine,...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say they are expecting chaos next week, when about 167,000 people who are 80 years or older will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. In preparation for the drastic increase of eligible people, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday during a press...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) discussed his state’s continued vaccination efforts on Thursday, announcing a pilot program aimed to provide vaccinations to homebound seniors. Speaking from the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center in Miami, DeSantis discussed the pilot program, which targets seniors who are unable to leave their homes to receive the vaccine. “Not everyone can go...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As the efforts to administer the COVID vaccine continues to ramp up, Minnesota health officials reported an additional 1,054 cases and 22 deaths. Friday’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health brings the state’s total case count to 466,224, while the death toll has now risen to 6,273. The majority of the deaths...
    MIAMI (AP) – Jenn Greenberg is pretty busy helping her kindergartner with virtual classes and taking care of a toddler in her Florida home. But somehow she has also found the time to help dozens of seniors she has never met navigate the confusing, often chaotic process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Greenberg is part...
    Senior year of high school is normally remembered for events like dances, football games and graduation ceremonies. But for seniors completing their final year virtually in the Pittsburgh area, a survey shows a disturbing end to their high school experience, WPXI reported. Seniors at Pine-Richland High School, located 23 miles north of Pittsburgh, responded to...
    WATERFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A Connecticut CVS pharmacy says it had to turn away a group of New York seniors who traveled there to try to get vaccinated against COVID-19.Waterford Police say the group made reservations online but were turned away because they did not meet the residency criteria.The average age of those in the...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Oakland police said Thursday they are searching for the suspect who was caught on camera forcefully pushing down a 91-year-old man in Chinatown and victimizing two others. “This is something we must change and change it now,” said Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce president Carl Chan. The attack occurred in the 800...
    By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Jenn Greenberg is pretty busy helping her kindergartner with virtual classes and taking care of a toddler in her Florida home. But somehow she has also found the time to help dozens of seniors she has never met navigate the confusing, often chaotic process of getting...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Seniors frustrated with finding a vaccine appointment are slowly, but surely finding success. CBS 2 first told you about Edith Thomas on Wednesday. The 90-year-old woman was unable to make a vaccine appointment because she needed an eligibility code first. Her health care provider, Advocate Aurora Health uses text, email or...
    Florida will prioritize Holocaust survivors and their spouses as the state prepares to administer 1,500 weekly doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to homebound seniors, the state's governor said. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the first 750 doses of the rollout are set to go to the survivors. "We owe our seniors and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by Aventura Thursday morning to announce a new vaccination pilot program and a historic first for the state. The Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is the first synagogue in the state, possibly in the country, to be an interfaith vaccination site for seniors. “For the past three weeks,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department has set up a hotline for scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments at their clinic in Monroeville. The phone line opens at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 4, for senior citizens, age 65 and older, who don’t have internet access or are having trouble setting up...
    The state of Oregon will offer coronavirus vaccines to prisoners before senior citizens after a federal judge ruled that inmates should be included in the state's Phase 1A round of vaccinations. A representative from Gov. Kate Brown's office said the administration will not challenge the ruling. OREGON COVID-19 VACCINE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS RACE-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEXT ROUND "The court's...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The competition to simply get a vaccine appointment can be extremely challenging online which is leaving the most vulnerable group, 65 and up, at a supreme disadvantage.But 7 On Your Side's Nina Pineda has some tips on leveling the pandemic playing field.When it comes to the pandemic, In New Jersey alone,...
    Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Kathleen Toomey M.D, M.P.H, announced that Georgia has administered and reported 1,030,872 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, including providing the first shot to over 502,393 seniors. As of Wednesday afternoon, Georgia has administered 66% of the total shipment of vaccines...
    BERKELEY (KPIX) – An East Bay neighborhood has banded together to feed those most vulnerable to COVID-19. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is leading the effort. Thanks to HelpBerkeley, 84-year-old Sara Knight gets a special delivery. “I have delicious meals I don’t have to worry about,” Knight said. Co-founder and CEO Michel Thouati says the...
    WOODBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There’s an uplifting new way to help seniors fight loneliness during coronavirus lockdowns. More than 100 “Balloon Buddies” helped lift spirits on Long Island on Wednesday. The international Adopt-A-Grandparent campaign teamed up with the Woodbury Jewish Center to deliver the balloons at the Excel Woodbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The center...
    (CNN)A federal judge ruled that Oregon must offer Covid-19 vaccinations to all prison inmates immediately -- putting them ahead of the state's senior citizens in line for the limited supply of vaccines.In an order issued Tuesday, US Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman wrote that inmates are particularly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus because they...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago is trying to smooth out the COVID-19 vaccine sign-up process, and on Tuesday announced a partnership with Zocdoc. The vaccine-scheduling system comes at a time when frustrations are sky-high. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shares some dizzying heights the elderly are having to go to for the...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Graduation and retention rates continued to increase at Kentucky’s public universities last year despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Council on Postsecondary Education. The six-year graduation rate at four-year universities was 56.4% in the 2019-20 school year, the council said Tuesday in a statement. That’s up 1.4%...
    YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — Yolo County will begin vaccine clinics for seniors over 65 starting Wednesday. Vaccines will be given out at clinics in Esparto, Knights Landing, Woodland and West Sacramento through Saturday. Last week, the county said it would start vaccinating those 75 and older. Yolo County says there are more than 28,000 residents...
            by Anthony Gockowski  Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan Monday to get more COVID-19 vaccine doses into the arms of senior citizens, but some Republican senators think the proposal comes up short. State Sen. Karin Housley, R-Stillwater, chair of the Senate’s Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, called a press...
    BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- "Not Another Second" is a collection of photos and videos that tell the story of people who stayed in the closet, some for many decades."I didn't publically acknowledge I was gay until I ran for Congress," one participant said."I think I lost a lot of years," another added."Not Another Second"...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida couple has taken it upon themselves to help seniors get that COVID vaccine appointment. Katherine Quirk, a nurse, and Russ Schwartz, a school principal, came up with a solution to help those particularly technology-challenged South Florida seniors. They opened a Facebook group page where they post the latest...
    BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) -- The city of Benicia held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Tuesday for 1,400 residents over the age of 75.The clinic was announced online Friday afternoon and all 1,400 appointments were booked by midday Saturday. The waitlist has 250 people.RELATED: At current supply rate, it would take Kaiser 4+ years to get enough...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Mayor London Breed spoke Tuesday morning about the recent rise in violent crimes in San Francisco, specifically the recent attacks on seniors that led to the deaths of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee and 76-year-old private investigator Jack Palladino. Breed appeared alongside SFPD Chief Bill Scott and District Attorney Chesa Boudin in...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There is never too much love in this world, and this Valentine’s Day you can share it by sending letters and cards to senior adults and senior living employees. All six Buckner senior living community locations across Texas are now accepting notes of caring. “Whether you buy a card from the store...