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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Jan. 27, 2022 - 2 New Hospitalizations, 160 New Cases

Humboldt County Public Health reported today two new hospitalizations due to COVID-19, a resident in their 30s and another in their 60s. An additional 160 new cases were also reported, bringing to 16,613 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus.

The COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to push record-high cases locally as the highly transmissible virus circulates widely in the community. The California Department of Public Health recommends individuals stay home and away from others and to get tested if they become sick or experience COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or muscle aches. COVID-19 symptoms often mimic common cold or flu illnesses.

Public Health officials are also continuing to recommend residents, particularly those who are not vaccinated, take preventative measures to reduce their risk of catching and spreading the virus. Residents are encouraged to wear a well-fitted mask approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in all indoor public spaces, distance six feet from others when possible and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

Vaccines have been approved and are recommended for those aged 5 and older and all eligible individuals aged 12 and older are recommended to receive a booster. While vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are both at high risk to get Omicron, fully vaccinated or boosted individuals typically develop milder symptoms, experience shorter illness duration and have fewer hospitalizations and less severe outcomes. 

As always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. While walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, 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 available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Trinidad — Thursday, Jan. 27, 2 to 7 p.m. 
      
Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
      Ages 5 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
      Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Friday, Jan. 28, 1 to 8 p.m.
      
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
      Ages 12 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building.
      Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

McKinleyville Family Clinic— Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
      
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
      Ages 5 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
      Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Monday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
      
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
      Ages 12 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      No testing available
      $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
      Appointments required.

Eureka — Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
      
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
      Ages 12 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      No testing available
      $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1:15 to 4 p.m. 
      
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
      Ages 5 to 11
      Pfizer only
      No testing available
     Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
      
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
      Ages 12 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
      $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
      Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Wednesday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      
Humboldt County Agricultural Building (5630 S. Broadway St.)
      Ages 12 and older
      Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
      PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
      Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

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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