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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Nov. 22, 2021 - 93 New Cases Reported Since Friday

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 93 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing to 9,929 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No deaths or hospitalizations were reported.

Over the weekend, 177 individuals were vaccinated at Public Health clinics held in Honeydew, Redway, Miranda and Arcata that included pediatric, first and second doses, as well as additional doses and boosters.

All adults aged 18 and older can make appointments on MyTurn.ca.gov to receive a booster dose of their choice, as long as it’s been at least six months since their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months since their Johnson & Johnson shot.

Those with a positive at-home test for COVID-19 should isolate and notify their close contacts to limit the spread of disease. False positive test results are unlikely, according to the CDC’s antigen testing guidance page. PCR follow-up testing is most accurate within 24 to 48 hours. For more information, visit the Humboldt County Home-Testing FAQ.

Public Health officials are continuing to urge all eligible Californians aged 5 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and for partially vaccinated individuals to complete their vaccination series. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an unvaccinated person is 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than a vaccinated person.

Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. 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 for clinics at Public Health’s 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 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.

OptumServe’s main testing site at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and its mobile testing site in Hoopa will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. The Wharfinger Building and OptumServe’s mobile testing site in Arcata will also be closed Friday, Nov. 26.

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

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.

Eureka — Monday, Nov. 29, 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.

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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