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click to enlarge Senior Laboratory Assistant Kylee Hee transfers prepared COVID-19 specimen samples to a refrigerator in the Humboldt County Public Health Lab.

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Senior Laboratory Assistant Kylee Hee transfers prepared COVID-19 specimen samples to a refrigerator in the Humboldt County Public Health Lab.

While a growing body of evidence suggests Omicron can still infect and transmit among the fully vaccinated — and even boosted — it also suggests vaccination and boosting for those eligible significantly reduces risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death. Vaccines are free and appointments can be made at local pharmacies, or by visiting www.vaccines.gov. Humboldt County Public Health also has the following clinics scheduled for the coming days:

Fortuna — Wednesday, Jan. 12, noon to 6 p.m.

Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive)

Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment only at the Fortuna River Lodge

Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka — Thursday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College of the Redwoods Gym Lobby (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)

Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis

Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Petrolia — Friday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)

Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

PCR and rapid testing available

Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Honeydew — Friday, Jan. 14, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)

Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

PCR and rapid testing available

Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Redway — Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)

Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis

Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 18, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)

Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer only

No testing available

Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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 on a first-come first-served basis

$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose

Appointments for vaccinations strongly recommended.

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