Omicron in Santa Clara County and Boosters for Everyone 16+

As anticipated, the COVID-19 variant Omicron has been detected in Santa Clara County. On Thursday, December 9, the County of Santa Clara received its first report of the variant in a resident who had recently returned from out of state travel.

“Although there are still many unknowns about this variant, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated and getting your booster if you haven’t already to help guard against Omicron,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Director of Public Health, County of Santa Clara. “It is a new variant, but we know what to do, and that’s to continue with all our layers of protection: Vaccinate, boost, mask, ventilate, distance, and test often.”

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