Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

Last week, Humboldt Bay Fire received a request for vaccinators from Humboldt County Public Health in order to assist in the massive COVID-19 vaccination efforts currently underway in the county.

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The State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority recently authorized paramedics to administer COVID-19 vaccines in light of the pandemic and large-scale need for vaccination. North Coast Emergency Medical Services subsequently created a policy and training to quality locally-accredited paramedics.

Acting under the authority of the County Public Health officer and North Coast EMS, Humboldt Bay Firefighter/Paramedics began administering the vaccine at a Public Health satellite clinic last Wednesday, January 6, and will continue through January 22, 2021. This is an invitation-only clinic run by Public Health in order to administer first doses to the adults remaining in the Phase 1a category, which includes health care-related entities.

Humboldt Bay Fire personnel began receiving their first doses of the vaccine during the week of December 21, 2020 and are receiving the second dose beginning this week, the week of January 11, 2021.

Humboldt Bay Fire is honored to be able to take such an active role in helping to protect the members of our community from this devastating virus.