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Posted on: May 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Six New Cases Reported; Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Supply to Increase Following State Incentive

707-441-5000 ; covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us ; Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 4,285. 

In light of the “Vax for the Win” campaign announced yesterday by the California Department of Public Health, Humboldt County Public Health is anticipating increased demand for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and will be making more doses of it available locally. Learn more about “Vax for the Win” at covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win or by calling 833-993-3873.

COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Humboldt County. Public Health has two mass-vaccination clinics scheduled in Eureka over the next two weeks. Go to MyTurn.ca.gov to sign up. Appointments are encouraged but not required. See the schedule and which vaccines are offered below. 

  • Wednesday, June 2 — 2 to 6 p.m. — College of the Redwoods — Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Saturday, June 5 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Eureka High School — Pfizer

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for people 18 years and up. All county residents age 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Residents are encouraged to call the Joint Information Center with questions at 707-441-5000.

Many local pharmacies are also offering the COVID-19 vaccine, and all that do allow walk-ins. Go to vaccines.gov to check availability at participating pharmacies. 

The Joint Information Center will be closed Monday, May 31, in observation of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular business hours Tuesday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone with COVID-19-related questions is encouraged to call 707-441-5000.

Redwood Acres OptumServe testing site in Eureka and the Arcata OptumServe testing site will also be closed for Memorial Day. Testing for COVID-19 will resume Tuesday through OptumServe, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Redwood Acres site. A testing site will also be in Garberville Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SoHum Health Sprowl Creek Campus, at 286 Sprowl Creek Road. 

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

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