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Ripon offers COVID shots Thursday; Manteca daily thru Friday
flu shot pic
Flu prevention has one aspect that COVID-19 does not and that is a vaccine. - photo by Photo Contributed

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to those 16 years and older.

The City of Ripon posted just that on Monday along with information on a vaccination clinic at McManis Family Vineyard, 18700 E. River Road.

BJRX Pharmacy of Stockton will be on hand to administer the first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Appointments are required and can be made by logging on to via the Nixle Message board.

Spots are limited.

Needed during the signing up will be basic info along with insurance coverage and California ID or driver’s license number.

Those scheduled for the vaccine, in addition, will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

Manteca COVID shots

offered thru Friday

Free COVID-19 shots are being offered this week through Friday at the Manteca Sikh temple.

There will be 1,500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine made available. Of those, 300 will be administered daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment through Friday, April 16. A limited number of walk-ins will be available

Sikhs for Humanity is making the vaccine clinic available in Manteca. The appointments are available only for San Joaquin County residents.

To make an appointment go to

Manteca deaths from

COVID now at 108

Manteca as of Monday has had 6,807 tested positive for COVID with 96.48 percent having already recovered. The number of Manteca residents that have died is 108.

Lathrop has tallied 2,289 cases of which 97.68 percent have recovered. There have been 20 deaths in Lathrop.

Ripon has recorded 21 deaths. There have been 1,316 people test positive in Ripon with 96.12 of those people already having recovered.

Since mid-March 2020 there have been 70,994 positive cases out of 767,000 residents in San Joaquin County. There are currently 1,156 people that are positive with COVID-19. Those testing positive do not always get sick or show symptoms.

Countywide there have been 1,334 deaths.

To date, 16,885 or 27.85 percent of the targeted Manteca population of 60,638 has been fully vaccinated. There have been 8,325 or 13.73 percent partially vaccinated. The target population is less than the city’s population as there has not been an approved vaccine for those under 16 developed yet.

Lathrop has 4,460 or 27.71 percent of the targeted population of 16,745 fully vaccinated. Another 2,988 or 17.84 percent have been partially vaccinated.

Ripon has 3,956 or 32.06 percent of the targeted population of 12,338 fully vaccinated. Another 1,429 or 11.58 percent have been partially vaccinated.