UC Davis chief of pediatric infectious diseases Dean Blumberg will discuss COVID and this year’s flu season in an upcoming UC Davis Health Facebook Live event. The event will air live on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m.
UC Davis Health began administering third Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to patients at its area clinics and to employees on the medical campus, following recommendations by the CDC.
93% of UC Davis Health employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, just weeks after a new University of California vaccine mandate kicked in. The health system is a leader in vaccine compliance, ahead of a new state mandate for health care workers that takes effect Sept. 30.
COVID-19 testing has become widely available, with free community PCR testing and over-the-counter antigen tests you can purchase to take at home. But which type of test should you use and when? And if you are vaccinated, do you need to be testing at all? Two UC Davis Health experts offer updates and advice.
UC Davis Health Cardiologist Nayereh Pezeshkian discusses COVID-19, its impact on the heart, and the rare risk of developing heart complications after a COVID-19 vaccine.
UC Davis experts Dean Blumberg and Lena van der List will be answering questions in a virtual Q&A session, “COVID-19 and Children: Vaccines and Back to School,” on Monday, Aug. 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
A recently released study by UC Davis Health researchers reviews the incidence of COVID-19 illness among health care workers and documents the dramatic reductions in illness after vaccines were administered.
As kids head back to full-day, in-person school for the first time in over a year, things will look different. The transition is challenging for many students, particularly those with neurodevelopmental conditions. MIND Institute experts have some tips to help.
Patients whose immune systems are compromised are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Now UC Davis Health is offering a protective third shot to immunocompromised patients who received initial doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Here’s who qualifies for the “booster.”
After seeing the lowest number of COVID-19 patients for the year in June, the Emergency Department at UC Davis Medical Center saw the highest number for the year during the first week in August. Physicians report the majority of people seeking treatment are unvaccinated. They are also younger.
UC Davis Health has chosen 60 people to participate in a clinical trial to determine if a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot is necessary, safe and effective. The participants are among 225 who signed up more than a year ago for the clinical trial that led to the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.
The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant is prompting new visitor and masking rules starting Aug. 16 for people accompanying patients to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Saul Torres skipped the COVID-19 vaccine because he didn’t believe in it, but then he was hospitalized with complications prompted by the virus. Now he’s urging everyone to get the shot.
In accordance with a California Department of Public Health order, UC Davis Medical Center will require visitors to present either proof of vaccination or, for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals, documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test.
The Sacramento area is seeing more cases of COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant. What does this mean for students who are slated to be back on campus, especially those too young to be vaccinated?
The guidelines about when to mask up to protect yourself against COVID-19 have changed quite a bit with the spread of the Delta variant. A UC Davis Health expert weighs in on why masking is important, who should be doing it and when.
Misinformation is spreading on the Internet regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and how they may affect women’s health. We asked Clara Paik, clinic medical director of obstetrics and gynecology and the co-division director of University Women’s Health, to answer some frequently asked questions about women’s health and the COVID vaccine.
UC Davis Health experts are warning a Sacramento-area COVID-19 surge is likely in the coming weeks. Infections are rising, due largely to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates, which are around 50% in the region.
Travel plans this summer should include staying updated on changing COVID-19 conditions and being ready to change or cancel your trip. Vaccinated travelers have less to worry about but still need to be prepared.
The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in California and the U.S. It’s highly infectious, but epidemiologists say current vaccines are providing sufficient protection against illness and hospitalization.
Firearm purchases and firearm violence surged during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Firearm purchases increased by 85% and interpersonal firearm injuries increased by 27%. Approximately 9.3 million firearms were purchased during this period.
Fireworks are a Fourth of July highlight. They’re also the cause of serious injuries every year. UC Davis Health experts urge extreme caution when using fireworks and offer tips for staying safe while celebrating during COVID-19.
The UC Davis MIND Institute is offering a new COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The clinic will offer a comfortable experience for families, including sensory support and specially trained staff.
A new study confirms the low likelihood that coronavirus contamination on hospital surfaces is infectious. The study is the original report on recovering near-complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences directly from surface swabs.
California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, but many people are not ready to return to “normal.” Angela Drake, a clinical neuropsychologist, explains why we won’t change our behaviors overnight and provides tips for managing re-entry anxiety.
After more than a year, California lifts most COVID-19 restrictions today (June 15). The changes will affect mask-wearing, businesses, gatherings and more. A UC Davis Health expert explains what you should know about the changes.
Three friends connected to UC Davis wanted to help underserved families in Knights Landing during the pandemic, so they've set up a table each Sunday filled with groceries, baby supplies, pet food and other items - all free for the community.
Claudio Alvarado, an assistant nurse manager in the pediatric emergency department, appeared on stage with California Gov. Gavin Newsom to promote the state’s new Vax for the Win vaccine incentive program.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra came to Sacramento to learn first-hand how UC Davis Health and its community partners are helping people from underserved communities get the COVID-19 vaccine in neighborhood clinics.
If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your primary care provider. UC Davis Health patients can use the MyUCDavisHealth symptom tracker. Telehealth video visits are also available during regular business hours.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and notify them of your COVID-19 symptoms.