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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nov. 12, 2021 - 45 New Cases Reported Since Wednesday; Pediatric Clinics Available

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 45 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing to 9,653 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. There were no new hospitalizations or deaths.

Public Health will hold several pediatric and family vaccination clinics in the coming weeks to provide children ages 5 to 11 the recently authorized Pfizer pediatric vaccine. Appointments will be required and can be made on the state’s MyTurn.ca.gov vaccination portal.

Pediatric clinics will offer vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 only. Family clinics give priority to children ages 5 to 11, but parents and guardians of children who are getting vaccinated can receive any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to a sharp increase in demand, walk-ins are not allowed at family and pediatric clinics for children ages 5 to 11 at this time. Boosters are not currently available to the general public at family clinics.

Walk-ins are allowed at most Public Health and many pharmacy vaccination sites, although people without appointments may see significant delays. Appointments are strongly recommended. The best way to ensure you receive a shot is to make an appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Vaccines, including boosters, are widely available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Data Update

Since the last weekly data update on Nov. 5, the county has recorded 201 new cases of COVID-19. One death of an unvaccinated person was also reported during that period. The average age of deaths due to COVID-19 is 79 among the fully vaccinated residents and 66 in the unvaccinated. All of the five hospitalizations reported over the last week were unvaccinated residents. Age ranges of reported hospitalizations are as follows:

  • 1 person in their 30s
  • 1 person in their 40s
  • 1 person in their 60s
  • 2 people in their 70s

The seven-day average case rate in Humboldt County is currently 14, meaning that for every 100,000 residents, about 14 tested positive daily over the last seven days. Case rates vary considerably by vaccination status, as illustrated by the graph below, which depicts average weekly case rates since Dec. 2020 in unvaccinated and fully vaccinated residents.

Chart showing case rates (per 100,000 residents) since December 2020 with the unvaccinated case rate at 21, vaccinated at zero. Unvaccinated case rates climb to 29 in January, down as low as four in April, then up to 24 in mid-May, while vaccinated case rates never exceeded three. On June 15, when COVID restrictions were lifted, the unvaccinated case rate was 13 and vaccinated case rate was one. Then by mid-July, cases for everyone began to climb. The local case rate for unvaccinated people rose to a high of 79 residents per 100,000 but has since declined to 16. The case rate for fully vaccinated individuals reached a high of 30 in early August and has declined to 5 before increasing again to 13.

The current seven-day average case rate for fully vaccinated individuals is 13 per 100,000 residents while the case rate for unvaccinated individuals is 16 per 100,000 residents. View a more detailed depiction of the case rate graph.

See the schedule below for specific vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Hoopa — Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Hoopa High School (101 Loop Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

McKinleyville — Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Monday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     Appointment required. No testing available.
     $25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 to 11. Pfizer only.
     Appointment required. No testing available.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     $25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Garberville — Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (727 Cedar St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     $25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Arcata – Thursday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Arcata Transit Center (925 E St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Trinidad — Thursday, Nov. 18, 4 to 7 p.m.
     Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Petrolia — Friday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Mattole Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Honeydew Family Clinic — Friday, Nov. 19, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
     Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
     Ages 5-18 and family members.
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Arcata Family Clinic – Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Arcata High School (1720 M St.)
     Ages 5-18 and family members.
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Miranda Family Clinic – Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.
     South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
     Ages 5-18 and family members.
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time.

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 1-707-441-5000.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
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