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Vaccine Information

The CDC has now approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for use for 12-15 year olds. In accordance with this approval, our health systems have opened up vaccination eligibility to include kids age 12-15. The other two vaccines remain approved for people age 18+ only.

Contra Costa County Health Services is offering COVID-19 vaccines to everyone age 12+, regardless of where they live. You can find CCHS appointments online here or over the phone at 1-833-829-2626. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their appointment, or have written or verbal consent from their parent or guardian if they cannot be present.


Lafayette Commissions and Committees Volunteer Opportunities


Upcoming


Friday, May 28th – Navigating the Immigration System

Interested in what has changed at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Biden Administration? Have a specific question about the visa process or where to start if you are applying for citizenship? Join us on Friday, May 28th at 12:00 p.m. PT for a webinar with special guest Jennifer LaForce, USCIS Community Relations Officer, San Francisco District. We will discuss the latest updates from USCIS and take your questions.

To RSVP and submit a question for the town hall, click here or on the image below. You will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the event. For questions, please contact our office at (925) 933-2660.


Friday, May 28th – Address AAPI Hate in America

Congresspersons Mark DeSaulnier & Barbara Lee will be hosting a Conversation on Race Zoom Town Hall with special guest Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) to discuss how our nation can work to address this growing crisis.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) will provide a video message for the event and we will also be joined by UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Lok Siu.

To join the event, click here or on the image below. You will receive an email before the event with the Zoom log-in information.


Past Events with Recordings


Friday, May 14th – Mark DeSaulnier – Congressional Grants Workshop

In case you missed the event, you can tune in by clicking here.

Mark invited federal representatives from the below agencies to attend and share their expertise:
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what grants may be available to you from these federal agencies. We want to offer constituents who represent nonprofits, small businesses, and local community organizations a window into the content and availability of federal grants. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions concerning grants and find out what services and funding resources may be available to them.


Wednesday, April 28 – IRS Assistance Webinar

To view the webinar, click here.


Tuesday, April 27 – Effects of COVID on Communities of Color

and Debunking Myths around Vaccines

Click here to watch the recording.


Wednesday, March 31st – The State of Lamorinda

Along with Lamorinda city council members and staff, state Senator Glazer and Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan held a tri-city meeting to update Lamorindans on legislation and other news affecting Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda.  Click here to get the scoop from Lamorinda Weekly reporter, Vera Kochan:

March 30th – DeSaulnier – Students at School (Recording)

The safe return of students to the classroom is a top priority for families across Contra Costa. The County has shifted into the red tier and vaccines give us hope that the pandemic may soon be under control.

The town hall featured experts to discuss school safety, learning loss, and mental and behavioral health support, including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey, and Dr. Petra Steinbuchel, director for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal.

You can view the recording here.