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Humboldt County Public Health reported today 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 9,963 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. Two hospitalizations were also reported, a resident in their 50s and one in their 60s.
As of Tuesday, Public Health and other local vaccinators have administered a total of 162,012 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). Highlights include:
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.
OptumServe’s 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 be closed Friday, Nov. 26. Public Health’s testing and vaccination clinics will be closed through the weekend and will resume on Monday.
The COVID-19 Joint Information Center (1-707-441-5000) will also be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. English and Spanish speaking call takers will resume regular operations on Monday to answer questions related to COVID-19 vaccination, testing and preventive measures. Questions emailed to email@example.com over the holiday will also be responded to on Monday.
Vaccines, including boosters, are 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.
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.
See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:
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.
Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. Public Health Main Office (529 I St.) Ages 5 to 11. Pfizer only. Appointment required. No testing available.
Willow Creek — Tuesday, Nov. 30, 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, Dec. 1, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-707-441-5000.
Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.govCheck for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.govLocal COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfoHumboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/DashboardFollow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert###