Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
With the significant shortage of vaccine the state is trying to prioritize those at greatest risk. With that said TCPHB will be moving to vaccinating all those 65 years of age and older with or without chronic health conditions and all those 64 years of age and younger with chronic health conditions, and all those persons requiring their second dose beginning with the February 11, 2021 mass vaccination PODS. Essential Workers and other critical infrastructure workers will be prioritized in... Read more
Trinity County has received a total of 1,400 doses to date. We have given 240 of those to first responders, and other front line workers in Phase 1A tier one and some in tier two, including essential staff that will assist with Point of Distribution Site (PODS). The hospital has been provided 300 doses to begin to vaccinate their high risk clients through their clinics. The remaining 860 doses will be distributed within the next 2 weeks as follows: 3 Mass vaccination PODS - February 5th,... Read more
We have begun to allocate vaccine to our hospitals that will then provide the vaccine to their clinic network. It is our goal that all clinics in Trinity County will vaccinate their clients, starting with those that are 65 years of age and older as well as those any age that have existing conditions that put them at risk. We encourage our residents to reach out to their healthcare providers on a regular basis to check if the vaccine is available through their healthcare provider.
We have 600 doses available at this time. We have had to accumulate those over time due to weekly shipments of 100 doses only to our County.
In order to ensure the safety of those being vaccinated, we are excluding persons that have both contraindications and precautions that could put them at risk in a mass distribution setting such as our PODS. This does not mean they are not able to receive vaccine through other avenues such as their providers, a pharmacy, etc. once vaccine is available through other entities beyond the health department.
We will be verifying appointment time at check in; however we do not check identification.
There is no need to bring any evidence regarding COVID-19 infection or a negative test result. According to the Moderna Vaccine guidance persons experiencing illness due to COVID-19 would wait until they have recovered from the acute illness before receiving vaccine. This is also true for any acute illness that is moderate or severe in nature (i.e., fever, etc.) that is present at the time of vaccination.
The online registration closes once the slots are filled. There will be more PODS dates coming soon with information on registration. We are working with state and local partners to address vaccine supply limitations and we are working to address any issues with registration systems.
The appointment time would be scheduled at the same time as registration by the person that is registering for the PODS. If you have not received an email confirming your scheduled time, you will need to contact public health for assistance. Only those who successfully registered for vaccination can schedule their appointment at this time. If you haven't completed your registration, you will need to sign up when registration reopens as all appointment slots for the PODS on the 29th and 30th... Read more
We will be providing this information to the public no later than Friday of this week.