COVID-19 Statistics | January 27, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

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

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

Public health officials also continue to recommend that residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, take preventive measures to reduce their risk of catching and spreading the virus. Residents are encouraged to wear a well-fitting mask approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in all indoor public spaces, keep six feet away from others when possible and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

The vaccines have been approved and are recommended for people aged 5 and over and all eligible people aged 12 and over are recommended to receive a booster. While both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are at high risk of contracting Omicron, fully vaccinated or boosted people generally develop milder symptoms, experience shorter duration of illness, and have fewer hospitalizations and less severe outcomes.

As always, Humboldt County vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at the main Public Health office. Although walk-in visits are permitted 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 that a vaccine 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 or text your postcode to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Check the calendar below for dates, times, locations and services available for public health-specific vaccination and screening clinics. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Trinidad — Thursday, January 27, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Trinidad City Hall (409 Trinity St.)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Eureka — Friday, January 28, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the ground floor of the Wharfinger building.
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

McKinleyville Family Clinic—Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
5 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

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

Eureka — Tuesday, February 1, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No test available
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, February 1, 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
5 to 11 years old
Pfizer only
No test available
Appointment required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, February 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Office of Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Eureka — Wednesday, February 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Humboldt County Farm Building (5630 S. Broadway St.)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

View the online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboardor go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous hour. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov Where cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for the COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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