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Shot lottery

In an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the state of California is offering big cash prizes and $50 vouchers. The $116.5 million “Vax for the Win” campaign was announced May 27. […]

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Shot at normalcy?

As coronavirus vaccines have grown more widely available to the general public in recent months, health officers across the country set their sites on achieving herd immunity: developing collective protection against COVID-19. Over time, they’ve […]

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Cases down, vaccines up

With COVID-19 rates dropping and much of the region downgraded to California’s orange tier, Butte County Public Health has expanded vaccination eligibility and opportunities. Vaccine clinics are now open to any county resident 16 or […]

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Carrots, sticks and jabs

By Ben Christopher for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. Yesterday (April 1) all Californians 50 and older were eligible to get their […]

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Kids in crisis

Over the 12 months that Californians have navigated coronavirus waves, few tacks have brought more backsplash than restrictions on in-person learning. Parents and politicians, notably Republican leaders in the North State, have rallied around fully […]

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Vaccines roll out

Butte County Public Health has begun releasing COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk groups in phases and tiers based on federal and state government guidelines. Groups that had been offered vaccinations as of press time include front-line […]