Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Excellent question, as we transition to the public/private partnership with the Third Party Administrator to expand access to vaccination in Trinity County and ensure those at greatest risk are vaccinated, we will be providing second doses to all those that have received first doses for our PHB PODS. We will have the MyTurn ready prior to the March 5th PODS for persons to be able to register for their second dose.
We are anticipating registration will open on March 1, 2021 for all 4 second dose PODS.
Yes. The PODS on March 5th, 6th, 12th and 19th are for second doses only. Persons whose second dose is due will register for one of these PODS that fall under any of these categories: on or after 28 days from the first dose or if these PODS do not fall directly on the 28 day mark, in order to prevent delaying the second dose until the next PODS persons can receive the second dose up to 3 days prior to the 28 day mark - for example on the 25th day after receipt of first dose.
Per the CDC these are the conditions that are likely to increase severity of COVID-19 illness and are therefore the conditions that qualify persons between the ages of 18-64 for vaccination:
- Cancer, current with weakened immune system
- Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
- Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
- Down syndrome
- Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system
- Sickle cell disease... Read more
For the March 5th vaccination PODS and beyond we will be utilizing the MyTurn statewide scheduling system https://myturn.ca.gov/ We are currently being on-boarded to this system and will have it on our website around March 1st or 2nd.
Residency means primary residence.
For those that are in Phase 1A that have not yet been vaccinated please call the COVID-19 vaccine line at 530-623-8235 and you will be prioritized for vaccine at our upcoming PODS.
Regarding the identification of chronic illnesses and prioritization the CDC outlines the following:
“Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19: Cancer; Chronic kidney disease; COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); Down Syndrome; Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies; Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from... Read more
Thank you for this question, we continue to provide access and resources for testing weekly and through our partner agencies. We continue our contact tracing and case investigation efforts as well as encourage persons to get tested.
Thank you for your question all persons including those that work in critical infrastructure such as schools that are 18-64 years of age with chronic health conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 and all those 65 year of age and older with or without chronic health conditions will sign up for vaccination starting with the February 11th PODS. We will be providing information on the registration process next week.