Kaiser Permanente honors its employees, physicians, and community partners who responded without hesitation to COVID-19, officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020.
Since treating the first patient, Kaiser Permanente has cared for more than 1.9 million COVID-19 patients nationwide and administered 28.5 million vaccines, including to 72% of its members over age 5. In Northern California alone, Kaiser Permanente has performed more than 4.3 million COVID-19 tests.
View a slideshow below of the organization’s response in Northern California to COVID-19 over the past 2 years.
February 2022: In 2022, Kaiser Permanente targeted grants supporting community organizations and clinics providing outreach and vaccinations for children and families in communities with low vaccination rates. Amelia Faustino, 8, center, gets ready to get her COVID-19 vaccination at San Joaquin County Clinics with her mother Lavrin Rekemesik, right.