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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Nov. 16, 2021 - 1 Hospitalization, 32 New Cases Reported

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 9,745 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One hospitalization of a resident in their 60s was also reported.

Public Health will hold the first of its family vaccination clinics this weekend in Honeydew, Arcata and Miranda. Family clinics give priority to children ages 5 to 11, but siblings, parents and guardians of children who are getting vaccinated can receive any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, Public Health will hold its second pediatric vaccination clinic Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Eureka. Pediatric clinics are for children ages 5 to 11 only. Appointments are required and can be made on the state’s MyTurn.ca.gov vaccination portal.

Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, a sharp increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and the Public Health Main Office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made on the state’s MyTurn.ca.gov vaccination portal.

Public Health officials continue to stress that vaccination is one of the best tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic and all eligible residents should get vaccinated. Residents who remain partially vaccinated — about 6% of the county’s population — are strongly encouraged to complete their vaccination series, which offers the highest protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Residents, particularly those who are unvaccinated, are recommended to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Public Health also recommends that residents report positive at-home test results to a health care provider or to Public Health if there is no provider. Residents should isolate if they receive a positive at-home test and notify their close contacts to limit the spread of disease.

Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Adults who receive their first or second dose of vaccine at a Public Health office in Eureka, Willow Creek or Garberville can choose a $25 Renner Petroleum or Coming Attractions Theatres gift card. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis at those locations only.

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.

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

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 adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments strongly recommended

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
     Appointments strongly recommended

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

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
     Appointments strongly recommended

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
     Appointments strongly recommended

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
     Appointments strongly recommended

Redway – Sunday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon
     Redwoods Rural Health Center (101 W Coast Rd.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended

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
     Appointments strongly recommended

Eureka — Monday, Nov. 22, 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 adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Nov. 23, 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.

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.

 
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