Thursday, July 29, 2021

Vaccine Clinics Planned for Young Adults

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 1:27 PM

click to enlarge Humboldt County's SnapNurse team (left to right) Gisselle Lujan, Isobel Roa, Sharmain Kevianne, Katrina Tucker, and Robert Salazar. - PHOTO COURTESY OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY DHHS
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  • Humboldt County's SnapNurse team (left to right) Gisselle Lujan, Isobel Roa, Sharmain Kevianne, Katrina Tucker, and Robert Salazar.
In an effort to reach more young adults, who account for 21.8 percent of positive COVID-19 cases locally, and get them vaccinated, Humboldt County Public Health's mobile vaccine unit will host clinics during several community events in Eureka, including the city of Eureka's annual Get Out and Play Day.

Public Health's mobile vaccine clinics will also be heading to the Department of Health and Human Services' Transitional-Age Youth Division "TAY" location (433 M St., Eureka) from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow. The first 30 young adults to receive a dose will get a $25 Coming Attractions gift card. TAY will also be tabling, offering additional resources to those 16 to 26 years old.

Young adults ages 20 to 29 account for the county's highest positive COVID cases by age group, as they make up more than 20 percent of positive cases, while residents ages 10 to 19 account for 13 percent of positive cases.

The county dashboard states that about 28 percent of kids ages 12 to 15 are fully vaccinated, while 9 percent are partially vaccinated; 37 percent of young adults ages 16 to 19 are fully vaccinated, with another 5 percent partially vaccinated; 40 percent of young adults ages 20-29 are fully vaccinated, with 5 percent partially vaccinated.

Public Health has urged residents to get their COVID vaccines and stated that it is vital protection from the virus. Scientific evidence has found that although some vaccinated individuals can still get the disease in "break-through" cases, the vaccines protect against severe illness and death.

Public Health's mobile vaccine clinic will also be at the city of Eureka's annual Get Out and Play Pay at Sequoia Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics or people can sign up in advance at www.MyTurn.ca.gov. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for those 18 and older. For more information about the vaccines, consult your medical provider or contact the Joint Information Center at 441-5000.

Read the full press release below.



July 29, 2021 - Public Health Plans Vaccination Events for Young Adults
The Public Health mobile vaccination team is set to appear at several community events in Eureka at the end of this week in an effort to reach young adults, a sector of the community with a high overall incidence of COVID-19 infection and a low vaccination rate.

On Friday, July 30, the Department of Health & Human Services’ Transitional-Age Youth Division, known familiarly as “TAY,” will host the mobile vaccine clinic at its 433 M Street location. The first 30 people to get vaccinated will receive a $25 Coming Attractions movie voucher that can be used for admission or concessions. TAY staff will be tabling at the vaccination clinic to offer its resources for young people ages 16 to 26, including Independent Living Skills, counseling, employment training and information about its program. The vaccination clinic will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, July 31, the mobile vaccination clinic will be at Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., for Get Out and Play Day, a full day of free activities all over Eureka including free rides on the Madaket for all ages, an all-ages skateboard competition at Cooper Gulch and a co-ed softball tournament at Kennedy/Hartman Fields. At Sequoia Park, where the vaccination clinic will be located, events include Yoga in the Park, Zumba in the Park and Family Olympics. The vaccination clinic will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics, or sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children as young as 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for those 18 and older. For more information about the vaccines, consult your medical provider or contact the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000.

To check availability of these vaccines, as well as Moderna, at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.

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 707-441-5000.
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