Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
What percentage of adults are now fully vaccinated in Trinity County? And, what percent of our total population is fully vaccinated?
Answer:

Vaccination rates in Trinity County are broken out by quartiles. There are 3 HPI Quartiles in Trinity County. Here are the vaccination numbers by quartile area:HPI Quartile 1 includes the following zip codes: 95552, 95595, 96052, 96010, 96024, 96041, 96046, 96076 with a current vaccination rate of 28.5% HPI Quartile 2 includes the following zip codes: 95527, 95563, 96048, 96091 with a current vaccination rate of 32% HPI Quartile 3 zip code 96093 with a current vaccination rate of 46.6%


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I have an appointment for my 2nd dose of Moderna this Friday May 7th however I cannot make it. I want to sign up to get it Friday May 14 instead. But when I go to the MyTurn site neither of those dates show up. That website is not user friendly! How can I sign up for the 14th and are there shots available that day?
Answer:

If you cancel your appointment in My Turn it should give you the option to reschedule your second dose on May 14th. If this does not happen please contact our Public Health COVID line at 623-8235 and let the staff person know you want to schedule your second dose of Moderna for the PODS on May  14th and need assistance as the system is not allowing you to do this.


Topic:
Other
Question:
What are the current guidelines for gatherings? Some one wants to rent an indoor facility for a baby shower. 15-20 people from 5 different households. Can that be allowed? What are the rules?
Answer:

Please refer to the gathering guidance found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-November-2020.aspx

Counties in Orange Tier: Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged; however allowed at Maximum 25% capacity where capacity limits exist... Read more


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
When will the next PODS be in Hayfork?
Answer:

The next PODS in Hayfork will be on May 19, 2021 at the Fairground Dining Hall from 10-12.  We will be providing second dose Moderna vaccine and Janssen (J&J) vaccine.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Apart from the PODS being offered through the Trinity County Health Department, are there any other vaccine distribution locations in Weaverville or elsewhere in Trinity County (such as pharmacies, doctor’s offices etc.)?
Answer:

CVS in Weaverville has just began giving Pfizer vaccine to those 16 years of age and older. MCHD Clinics and Weaverville Community Clinic (Rancheria) are also providing vaccinations.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
For the April 2nd POD, will residents aged sixty-five and older receive priority? There are lots of us still out here. Thanks for all you do.
Answer:

Yes please register!!!


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Are you offering first vaccines on March 26 and 27? When will appointments be available on my turn.ca.gov? When are you offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine?
Answer:

We are not holding a COVID-19 vaccine pod this week (March 26th) We will resume weekly PODS on Fridays only starting April 2. Registration will open Tuesday March 30th. We will not be administering Janssen vaccine until we receive more doses, likely not until mid-April.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
When and how can I make my appointment for my second dose of vaccine on the 19th? Thanks.
Answer:

The MyTurn system on our www.trinitycounty.org website is where you will make your second dose appointment beginning March 16th


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Take Repatha injections bi-monthly (is cholesterol lowering med). Any restrictions for receiving vaccine and time frame using the med before or after vaccination? Thanks.
Answer:

Please consult with your medical provider as there are some medications that reduce immune responses to vaccine, it does not mean cannot receive it, but the immune response to the COVID 19 vaccine may be sub optimal with some immunosuppressive medications so please check with your physician.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I received my first dose in Weaverville on Feb 19th, when will I be able to make an appointment for the second shot? I find the system in place is very confusing and frustrating. I read that March appointments in Weaverville are only for 2nd dose, so when and how can I make my appointment?
Answer:

You would be eligible for you second dose at our second dose PODS on March 19, 2021. You will be able to register for that PODS starting next week. We will put out a press release when MyTurn is open for that date.