Income, politics and systemic racism in health care are all factors, experts say.
Dry, gusty conditions are combining to increase wildfire risk in the Berkeley and East Bay hills.
No appointment is needed for a one- or two-shot COVID-19 vaccine at the Bayer site in West Berkeley. Drop-ins are also open at Golden Gate Fields.
Getting COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms will now mostly fall to community-based groups.
As California virus rates improve, lockdown restrictions are easing in group living settings.
Medical services include adult and family medicine, OBGYN and pediatrics.
Officials say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe but rebuilding confidence requires time and education.
The move puts the city in alignment with the new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Seventy percent of Berkeley residents have had one dose and over 45% of those who are eligible are fully vaccinated.
Blunders did not delay the return to in-person instruction, but the district was less than forthcoming with Berkeleyside throughout the process.
The BESS ran from November to April this year, and remained open 24 hours a day with reduced capacity.
With all adults now eligible, community clinics are helping make vaccine distribution more equitable, but supply problems could crop up again.