Humboldt County Joint Information Center press release:
The state of California has assigned Humboldt County a total of 6,910 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for next week.
Of those doses, 3,400 are Moderna and 3,510 are Pfizer. No doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine were assigned to the county for next week. Humboldt County Public Health will use 700 doses of Moderna and 834 doses of Pfizer for next week’s large-scale vaccination clinics, where Public Health hopes to pilot the state’s MyTurn (myturn .ca.gov /) in anticipation of large-scale adoption in April. The remainder of the doses will be assigned to other approved local vaccinators.
The total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 3,441 after nine new cases were reported today.
California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced plans to expand vaccination priority groups next month based on “expected supply increases.” The governor said that all people over the age of 50 will be eligible as of April 1 and those over the age of 16 will be eligible as of April 15, although the state acknowledged that “even with expanded vaccine supplies, it is expected Californians who wish to take several months to be vaccinated. ”
Humboldt County public health officials said local vaccination efforts continue to focus on the groups prioritized from the beginning by the state. They noted that the clinics for farm production workers started last week, and some grocery, restaurant and other food workers are receiving appointment invitations through their employers this week with more expected in the coming weeks. Health officials went on to say that current allocations would not allow expansion to additional groups without the significant increase in supply forecast by the governor today.
Read more about the state announcement at http://www.oesnews.com/state-expands-vaccine-eligibility-to-50-californians-starting-april-1-and-all-individuals-16-on-april- 15 -based-on-expected-increases-in-supply /.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting [email protected] or by calling 707-441-5000.
Some Safeway and CVS Pharmacy locations offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments. See if appointments are available for your age group or industry at one of these locations by clicking the links below.
CVS Pharmacy: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine.
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= historical data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.
CalREDIE data. ZIP codes not listed have experienced five or fewer cases. Zip Code Populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.