Pasadena Community Foundation Funds Vaccine Collaboration

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Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) has announced its funding of a collaboration between the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) and Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) to get the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved Pasadena-area residents equitably, efficiently and quickly.
PCF’s grant enabled an allocation of 1,600 Moderna vaccine doses from the city’s health department to PPPSGV’s Health Center in north Pasadena, where staff have quickly built capacity for a 16-week, community-focused vaccination clinic. Clinics are held twice a week and are designed to outreach, educate and deliver vaccine in a culturally competent manner to Pasadena’s most vulnerable populations, according to a PCF statement.
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City Urges Face Masks, Social Distancing as COVID-19 Cases Grow

With a dramatic rise among Pasadena residents testing positive for COVID-19 this week — totaling 179 cases and 12 deaths associated with the disease as of Tuesday — city officials said they are monitoring social distancing and the use of face masks to try and slow the spread of the virus, as well as continuing to plan for alternate care sites if necessary.
About 47.5% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases were among Pasadena residents 60 years and younger. All the fatalities were of people between 49 and 93 years old, and were associated with long-term care facilities as residents or employees, and had underlying health conditions, the city said in a statement.
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