Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: September 11th - September 24th, 2021

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September 11, 2021 - September 24, 2021

In this Issue

Need a Covid Test or Vaccine? Support with childcare or food?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map.

Alameda County COVID19 Testing, Food Distribution, and Social Services Map

COVID Updates From Health Care Services Agency

FDA Recommends 6 Month Booster Dose for 65+ and High Risk

This week, the FDA authorized a 6-month booster dose of Pfizer vaccine for individuals aged 65+ or at high riskIf the CDC adopts a recommendation by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Western States Scientific Safety Review (WSSSR) Workgroup will also independently review the recommendation. COVID-19 vaccine providers are generally bound to follow CDC vaccine recommendations by the terms of the federal COVID-19 vaccine distribution program. Alameda County is preparing for COVID-19 booster shots while awaiting further guidance. We are also surveying local health care providers to better understand their plans to provide members and patients with efficient and equitable access to a COVID-19 booster shot once authorized and recommended. We will share more information as it becomes available in the coming weeks. Eligible persons seeking a booster shot should consult with their medical provider or access the booster through a pharmacy, such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway or Costco. For a full list of vaccine providing pharmacies, visit Vaccines.gov.

Please Vaccinate Your Children as Soon as They are Eligible

Children and youth, 12 and older, and their families can access vaccinations through their normal health care setting, as well as local pharmacies, and community pop-up clinics. 

The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency partners with school districts and the County Office of Education to bring clinics to school sites.  

These options will continue to be available for children, aged 5-11, when they become eligible for vaccination which is anticipated later this fall.

To read the full Health Care Services newsletter please visit: https://covid-19.acgov.org/response.page?.

34 Tiny Homes Unveiled In District 4

I was proud to help champion the development of 34 tiny homes at the old Fairmont Campus! On September 15th, I was honored to join the residents and partners in welcoming them to their new homes. 

The project, made possible in part by Covid related CARES funding, was led by folks like Pastor Jake Medcalf of First Presbyterian Church of Hayward who piloted a tiny homes model and generously shared what he learned with the County every step of the way, Alameda County Director of the Office of Homeless Care and Coordination Kerry Abbott for her visionary leadership in addressing homelessness, Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS) Executive Director Donald Frazier who oversees the invaluable operations of the Tiny Homes site, and for the unwavering support of Colleen Chawla, Director of Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

Check out this video with speeches and highlights.

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Lend A Hand Foundation Leaves No Child Behind

No child Left Behind

Please join the Lend A Hand Foundation in their efforts to provide over 25,000 students with educational tools in 2022!

Many children are at home due to these turbulent times of the pandemic, and Lend A Hand Foundation is raising funds to provide school supplies as well as support to families. They pledge to provide school supplies to as many children as possible, and to raise funds to support as many families in Alameda County as possible with essentials. All donations will go toward these efforts.

Check out their video and please visit their website or email info@lendahandfoundation.org for more information.

Climate Change Survey For Alameda County

Alameda County is developing a Government Services & Operations Climate Action Plan and needs your input on how to build resilience into community services. Take the survey by Sept. 30 to share your perspective – and enter to win a $100 gift card! Complete the survey here.

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People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata


Don't miss the latest installment of The People's Health Briefing. In it, Roots Community Health Center CEO and founder Dr. Noha Aboelata breaks down the impact of COVID19 on Alameda County, Oakland and East Oakland in particular.

In this week’s episode, Dr. Noha provides a status and booster update, then reviews what we know about obesity and COVID-19.

Jump to the news you need:

- 0:00 Local COVID update

- 2:53 Booster update

- 5:30 Overweight & COVID

View all installments of "The People's Health Briefing" here in the "All Videos" section.

Exercise Your Right to Be Heard!

BOS 2021

Most Tuesdays, the Board of Supervisors holds a Regular Meeting during which the public is allowed to speak to the Board on agenda items representing decisions made about our communities.

While we might not always agree on the best path forward, I am fond of saying that reasonable people will disagree, and that I get some of my best ideas from my constituency base. I am honored to serve on the Board as a County Supervisor and take the ideas, concerns, and feedback of the public very seriously.

Please consider tuning into these meeting and encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. We are stronger as a County when we are connected to one another, and engaged with the civic process.

The meeting calendar, including links to the agenda when it is available, can be found here.

The links to the livestream broadcast of the meetings can be found here.