Daily COVID Report / June 24

COVID REPORT: mRNA Vaccines Linked to ‘Extremely Rare’ Heart Condition; CDC Still Recommends Shots; 14 New Cases Confirmed Today


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reported a likely association between the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and “extremely rare” cases of myocarditis — inflammation of the heart muscle — and pericarditis — inflammation of the outer lining of the heart.

The committee reviewed data on 1,226 cases of reported myocarditis or pericarditis out of 319 million doses of vaccine given, which represents 12.6 cases per million second doses administered. The agency determined cases were most common in males 12 to 30 years of age and occurred more often within several days of receiving a second dose but found that most were mild and individuals recovered on their own or required minimal treatment.

CDC continues to recommend that all people age 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19, stating, “The known and potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks, including the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis.” The Food and Drug Administration will add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna fact sheets but does not recommend pausing use of either vaccine.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 vaccines is encouraged to speak with their medical provider. Read more at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/myocarditis.html

14 New Cases Reported Today; Vaccination Clinics Planned Throughout County 

Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing to 4,528 the total number of county residents who have tested positive. One resident in their 60s was hospitalized with the virus. 

Humboldt County Public Health will hold vaccination clinics in multiple locations from Bridgeville to McKinleyville over the next week. All Public Health clinics are open to walk-ins. Those who would like to make an appointment in advance may do so at MyTurn.ca.gov. See the schedule of Public Health’s clinics below. 

Bridgeville – Friday, June 25 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bridgeville Baptist Church (48215 Alderpoint Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson 

Eureka – Saturday, June 26 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Eureka High School cafeteria (1915 J St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

McKinleyville – Monday, June 28 – 10 a.m. to noon
McKinleyville Trailer Park (2331 Central Ave.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Manila – Tuesday, June 29 – 10 a.m. to noon
Manila RV Campground (120 Mill St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Petrolia – Wednesday, June 30 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mattole Grange (36512 Mattole Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for those 18 and older. People age 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany minor children to the clinic. Minor consent forms can be printed and filled out in advance of the clinic.  

English: humboldtgov.org/MinorConsentEnglish
Español: humboldtgov.org/MinorConsentEspanol

COVID-19 vaccine is also available at many local pharmacies. Check availability at 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.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for 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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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert
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June 24

= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.

Cases

New Cases

14

Seven-Day Average

9
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

187

% Positive

7.5%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

4,528

Hospitalizations

208
Testing

Total Tests

96,962

Demographics
As of Monday, June 21

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

928

Humboldt Bay Area

3171

Southern Humboldt

371
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 870
The O3 95503 802
Arcata 95521 709
Fortuna 95540 534
McKinleyville 95519 477
Hoopa 95546 296
Rio Dell 95562 127
Redway 95560 77
Trinidad 95570 72
Ferndale 95536 58
Loleta 95551 57
Bayside 95524 47
Garberville 95542 46
Blue Lake 95525 42
Hydesville 95547 39
Willow Creek 95573 33
Scotia 95565 31
Miranda 95553 24
Kneeland 95549 23
Samoa 95564 17
Carlotta 95528 17
Orleans 95556 13
Myers Flat 95554 13
Fields Landing 95537 13
Whitethorn 95589 9
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Honeydew 95545 7
Orick 95555 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 7.86%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
Redway 95560 5.25%
Myers Flat 95554 4.53%
Loleta 95551 4.15%
Scotia 95565 4.02%
Fields Landing 95537 4.0%
Hydesville 95547 3.99%
Samoa 95564 3.94%
Fortuna 95540 3.73%
Rio Dell 95562 3.71%
Eureka 95501 3.71%
Arcata 95521 3.3%
Trinidad 95570 3.17%
The O3 95503 3.14%
Blue Lake 95525 2.93%
Bayside 95524 2.73%
Miranda 95553 2.63%
Weott 95571 2.58%
McKinleyville 95519 2.5%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Garberville 95542 2.22%
Kneeland 95549 2.19%
Willow Creek 95573 2.12%
Orleans 95556 2.07%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Ferndale 95536 2.0%
Orick 95555 1.78%
Carlotta 95528 1.14%
Whitethorn 95589 0.92%

Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.


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