Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Are vaccination PODS a walk in first come first serve? What vaccines are available at Junction City Community Hall.
Answer:

The mobile vaccine sites through our SNAP Nurse Team and our Public Health Mobile vaccination team are all walk-in no appointments are needed or scheduled as these sites are mobile. Please refer to the schedule on the link: https://www.trinitycounty.org/ Currently both the SNAP Nurse Teams and Public Health Mobile Teams are providing Moderna and Janssen. Starting on the 22 of July Pfizer will also be available.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I'm pregnant in my third trimester and hadn't planned to get vaccinated, but with the low vaccination rate in our county and the new information out about the Delta variant I have reconsidered. I don't have a primary care doctor and usually I just get medical services from the clinic. Can I get vaccinated at a POD? If not, what should I do? Thank you!
Answer:

COVID Vaccine is recommended for pregnant women, we do not provide COVID vaccine to pregnant women at our TCPHB PODS. We recommend pregnant women either get it in there provider office or can contact one of the clinics in Trinity County to request an appointment to be vaccinated this includes the MCHD Weaverville and Hayfork Clinics as well as the Rancheria Weaverville Community Clinic.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I got the J&J in April, but with the Delta variant and our area's low vaccination rate, I would like to now receive a Pfizer or Moderna shot as a booster. Can I do that? Thank you.
Answer:

COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable at this time as the safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. At this time there is no recommendation on a booster COVID-19 vaccination after a COVID-19 2-dose vaccine series or one-dose Janssen.


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Have you been keeping track of the difference variants that are occurring in the Country? If so, will you share this information? Will you be tracking and reporting on the Delta variant?
Answer:

Yes we are working with CDPH and Labs to conduct Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) on positive specimens that meet the criteria for WGS. CDPH is working with labs to ensure WGS is conducted to identify variants now and into the future. Surrounding counties have identified variants circulating in their counties. The most prominent in California at this time is the Delta variant. The CDC has deemed the Delta and P.1 variant as variants of concern due to their ability to transmit more easily and... Read more


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!!!