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Health bulletin

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

Free Flu Vaccines for Uninsured Adults – Available through June. Offered at 23 Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies across the state. No proof of residency or immigration status required. Find a list of locations at
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People’s Pharmacy: Moderna vaccination unexpectedly banished joint pain

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

Q. About three days after my first Moderna vaccine, I noticed I no longer had the recurring pain in my shoulders, neck and knees that I’ve had to get used to since 2008. I had been applying muscle rubs or similar medications nearly every night for years. After vaccination, I estimate that there’s been a 90% reduction in those pains.
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A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century.