Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
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.
My apologies yes, to clarify those age 18-64 years of age with chronic health conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness and those 65 years of age and older regardless of pre-existing condition.
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