Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will host an in-person, Spanish-language event, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., at Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event will feature real-time English translation. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety. The panel discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with complimentary lunch immediately following the presentation. Albertsons Pharmacy will provide... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is announcing the winners of the innovative #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest during a ceremony at Day One, 175 N. Euclid Ave., on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest, launched this past February, gave Pasadena students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) the opportunity to submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. PPHD used print and digital media ads in English and Spanish... continue reading »"#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders

PASADENA, Calif.—As of Thursday, March 3, LA County and Pasadena have moved into the low COVID-19 community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community level designation. Therefore, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is issuing updated health officer orders that will go into effect on Friday, March 4. Under these revised orders, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders"

Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department has launched an innovative COVID-19 vaccine video contest to spotlight the benefits of choosing vaccination, to counter harmful myths, and to promote an open dialogue about COVID-19 and vaccines through the sharing of experiences on social media. The 2022 #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest invites students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) to create and submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. Students in different grade categories—elementary school,... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline"

City of Pasadena Statement Regarding School Masking

PASADENA, Calif.—The California Department of Public Health continues to adjust masking guidance to reflect reduced COVID-19 transmission and higher vaccination rates across many communities. Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will align school masking measures with the state and shift to strongly recommending indoor masking requirements at childcare sites and K-12 schools beginning March 12. School districts and campuses may continue to require masking at schools and during school activities, and are encouraged to consult with teachers, staff, parents and students... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Statement Regarding School Masking"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Requirements

PASADENA, Calif.—On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the County of Los Angeles released a new health order that relaxes masking requirements for fully vaccinated people in certain settings. Because of steady improvement in COVID-19 metrics, a high local vaccination rate, and anticipated adjustments to guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pasadena—as a separate health jurisdiction—will issue an updated health order, effective Feb. 26. This order will give fully vaccinated people the option to either wear or remove masks... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Requirements"

Pasadena Public Health Department Launches Vaccine Video Contest, Gives Students Ages 4-24 Chance to Win Up to $1,500

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department has launched an innovative COVID-19 vaccine video contest to spotlight the benefits of choosing vaccination, to counter harmful myths, and to promote an open dialogue about COVID-19 and vaccines through the sharing of experiences on social media. The 2022 #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest invites students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) to create and submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. Students in different grade categories—elementary... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Launches Vaccine Video Contest, Gives Students Ages 4-24 Chance to Win Up to $1,500"

First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed, Everyone Ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first laboratory-confirmed report of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new  Omicron variant in a Pasadena resident. The Omicron variant was identified in a laboratory specimen from this resident through genomic sequence testing. The person did not recently travel internationally and is believed to have acquired the infection locally in early December. The person, who was fully vaccinated and had a booster dose, has recovered from a mild illness that did... continue reading »"First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed, Everyone Ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated"

Pasadena Public Health Department Shares Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) encourages the public to continue to reduce everyone’s risk for COVID-19 infection during Thanksgiving celebrations. If everyone attending is fully vaccinated, the risk of the COVID-19 virus being transmitted is significantly reduced. The safest option is to gather in person with members of your household only and to celebrate virtually with other family and friends, especially if you have loved ones with weakened immune systems or who are not fully vaccinated and at high... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Shares Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving"

Pasadena Public Health to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5-11 on Monday, Nov. 8. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation on Nov. 2 that children 5-11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In Pasadena, nearly 8,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have become eligible for vaccination this week. PPHD clinicians routinely vaccinate children, and all... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds"