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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Gives Hope for Asian American and Pacific Islander May Heritage Month

CDC continues to provide guidelines on safely gathering, traveling for fully vaccinated people May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a celebration of AAPI achievements and a time for the country to recognize our community’s contributions throughout U.S. history. This year, in the face of anti-Asian hate incidents and our community’s continued economic and social challenges, AAPI …

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Helping Our Communities Stay Safe: PG&E and California Fire Foundation Renew Partnership to Tackle Wildfire Risk

Applications Being Accepted for 2021 Grants Totaling $1.4 Million SACRAMENTO, Calif.— To raise awareness about wildfire safety and bring resources to underserved communities in high fire-threat areas in 2021, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining forces again with the California Fire Foundation (CFF), providing $1.4 million for CFF’s Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Program (WSPP). Fire departments and community-based …

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Karuk Tribe to Host Drive-Through Vaccination Event for Siskyou and Humboldt Counties

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, the Karuk Tribe will host a drive-through vaccination event for the surround community members in the Siskiyou and Humboldt Counties. The vaccination event will be held at Big Springs Elementary School (7405 County Hwy A12, Montague, CA 96064), from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is required. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccine …

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AAPI Actors, Filmmakers, Writers, and Creatives Gather Virtually to EMPOWER the Asian American Community in Entertainment and Arts.

EMPOWERD 2021 to feature AAPI actors, figures, filmmakers and creatives to inspire the community during AAPI Heritage Month. Kollaboration, a nonprofit supporting diversity and AAPI representation in entertainment, will once again hold its conference, where aspiring Asian Americans in arts, entertainment and new media can learn from the community’s inspiring professionals. Taking place on May 22, “EMPOWERD 2021” will be …

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COVID-19疫苗的供应情况给亚裔美国人五月传统月带来了希望

疾病预防控制中心继续为完成接种疫苗的人提供安全聚集和出行指南 5月是亚裔美国人和太平洋岛民(AAPI)传统月,是庆祝AAPI取得的成就和让全国了解我们的社区在美国历史上所做的贡献的时候 今年,面对反亚裔仇恨事件以及我们社区持续的经济和社会挑战,AAPI文化传统月有了新的含义:希望。截至本月,年龄在12岁以上的任何人都有资格接种COVID-19疫苗。各州还看到疫苗预约的供应数量由以前的难以获得到现在有所增加。 截至5月17日,美国疾病预防控制中心(CDC)报告称,已有157百万美国人选择了接种疫苗。在这个数字中,至少5.9%亚裔(非西班牙裔)的和0.3%的夏威夷原住民和太平洋岛民已至少接种一次疫苗,这是大约544万的亲人!此外,自从疫苗的分发开始,超过84.5% 的美国老年人(65岁以上的成年人)已接种疫苗,这个数字昭示着更广泛的社区正做出他们的努力,通过接种疫苗保护我们的长者和其他人。 这意味着544万AAPI社区成员正在恢复他们最想念的活动-拜访远亲近邻,与长辈聚会,旅行。而且,疫苗可预防近100%由COVID导致的住院和死亡。这证明疫苗是有效的。 在最近的AARP嘉宾会谈上,Adelaida M. Rosario博士分享了亚裔美国人,夏威夷原住民和太平洋岛民社区在接收有关疫苗信息方面所面临的独特挑战。  “ AANHPI社区非常多样化,因此,没有一种可以一刀切的沟通方式。” Rosario说, “卫生与公共服务部一直在以相关语言编写印刷材料和网上宣传材料,以便我们以他们的母语向社区传播。” Rosario指的是一项新的全国性运动,其中包括向超过15个AAPI社区进行广告宣传,称为“我们能做到”。 “除了疫情之外,由于种种刻板印象,现在人们针对亚裔美国人社区的消极情绪也越来越高,这是非常不幸的,”Rosario博士说。“从某种意义上看,这对我们所有亚裔美国人社区成员来说是“双重疫情”,因为除了健康危机之外,他们还要应对所有这些可怕的歧视。” Rosario承认疫苗对部分人有副作用,但这是“小数目”和“极少数情况下”,相比数百万已完全接种疫苗的人,他们只感受到有轻微的副作用,过得很好。 “到目前为止,益处大于这些小风险。任何父母带着小孩去打疫苗,也都面临着同样的风险。” 罗萨里奥说, “强烈的副作用是罕见的事件,但我们真的可以庆祝我们所看到的成功,那就是感染数量下降,并且在美国和世界范围内都在以人口数量级成功接种疫苗。” 在进行任何疫苗接种之前,如果您有任何疑问,请与您当地的医疗保健提供者或医生交谈。如果需要其他资源,请咨询您值得信赖的当地领导人。如果您可以上网并可以在线搜索信息,请访问CDC这种受信任的资源,并访问 vaccines.gov以找到您附近的疫苗。 最后,每多一个人接种疫苗,那就离恢复疫情前的生活的更近一步。鼓励周围的人接种疫苗-从大学生到祖父母,从朋友到同事。随着国家逐步接近在这个夏天前让65%的人接种疫苗,我们正一起做出巨大的进步,明年将会有不同的景况。到2022年的亚太裔传统月,整个国家都可以接种疫苗,我们能做到!

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Asian Americans Advacing Justice – LA Launches Bystander Intervention Initiative to Combat Anti-Asian Harassment

Initiative Includes PSA Narrated by Actor Ken Jeong and Free Training Workshops MAY 5, 2021, LOS ANGELES – In response to the alarming surge in hate incidents targeting the Asian American community, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, a leading legal and civil rights organization, is launching its first-ever bystander intervention initiative. The effort includes the debut of a …

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Everyone 12 and older now eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 and older following recommendations that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and extremely effective for 12 to 15-year-olds. Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) amendment to expand the Pfizer vaccine to people 12 years and older. Tonight, the …

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Be Aware of Scams Targeting PG&E Customers as You Race to Meet IRS Tax Deadline

Customers Should Stay Vigilant to Recognize and Avoid Scams as Most Vulnerable, including Seniors, Low-Income Families, non-English Speakers and Small Business Owners Are Often Targeted SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — With just a week left until the 2020 tax year filing deadline on May 17, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns customers to protect themselves from an increase in scams …

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Millions of Californians Taking Advantage of DMV Services Without Visiting Office

No need to wait in line or even leave home Sacramento – A record number of Californians are avoiding a trip to a Department of Motor Vehicles field office by using the DMV’s online services or a self-service kiosk. Millions of customers have taken advantage of these convenient options, including: 23 million online transactions in 2020, the most in DMV …

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Covered California 敦促加州亞裔社區 在 4 月 30 日前登記投保以免錯過 由 American Rescue Plan(美國救援計劃)針對低廉健康保險保費提供的最新補貼

The American Rescue Plan(美國救援計劃)新推出擴大財務補助,將爲通 過 Covered California 購買保險的民衆大幅降低保費。 包括無保險和直接向保險公司購買保險,超過 40 萬名加州亞裔民衆均可立即 享受目前已經生效的最新財務補助。 爲了享受最高額的補助,消費者必需在本月底前登記投保,就可從 5 月 1 日 開始享受新法提供的福利。 許多亞裔民衆可以投保每月保費僅$1 的優質健康保險,通過 Covered California 投保,目前已有保險的消費者每月可以節省最高$700 的保費開銷。 加利福尼亞州,沙加緬度 – Covered California 宣佈,本州亞裔社區可在最晚 4 月 30 日前登記投保健康保險,就可從 5 月 1 日開始享受 American Rescue Plan(美國救援計劃)提供的最新財務補助。這項立竿見影的新法案提供新增並擴大的聯邦稅金減免,將可為超過 40 萬名加州亞裔民衆減輕醫療照顧的保費負擔。 “American Rescue Plan(美國救援計劃)提供新增並擴大的財務補助,通過降低保費將錢放回民衆的口袋裏,幫助更多亞裔民衆取得健康保險,並且持續享有健康保 險,”Covered California 執行總監 Peter V. Lee 表示。“American Rescue Plan(美國救援計劃)是自 Affordable Care Act(可負擔照顧法案)通過實施迄今為消費者提供最高額補貼的計劃,但是亞裔民眾如果希望取得該計劃提供的最高額補助,必須在月底前採取行動。” 那些加州民衆可以得到 American Rescue …

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