Trinity County: Who can get vaccinated at end of January mass drive-thru event

The Trinity County Public Health Branch will be offering a mass vaccination drive-thru event at the end of January 2021.

Posted: Jan 16, 2021 7:08 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2021 7:14 PM

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - The Trinity County Public Health Branch (TCPHB) is planning for a mass vaccination drive-thru event on Jan. 29 and 30, 2021.

The location will be at the Trinity Performing Arts Center (TPAC). Hours are still being determined and will depend upon how much Covid-19 vaccine is available to the Trinity County Public Health Branch. The start and end times will be provided the week prior to the event.

The Moderna vaccine is the only one that will be available, said authorities. No one under 18 will be getting a vaccination at the event, because Moderna vaccine injections are not available for anyone younger than 18.

People requesting the vaccine will need to register online for a time slot ahead of time. If anyone has trouble registering online there is assistance available from the Trinity County Public Health Branch. Action News Now does not see a place on the website yet to sign up for the vaccinations, but CLICK HERE to connect to the TCPHB website.

Because of the amount of vaccine that may be available, Moderna vaccine injections will be priorities for those at greatest risk for severe illness and death.

WHO CAN GET A VACCINE AT THE DRIVE-THRU EVENT

Public health authorities said that even though the Governor's Office announced the expansion of the vaccine to all age 65 and over, the drive-thru event will provide vaccines to people in Trinity County who are 75 years of age or older, or those between 64-74 years old that have any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Those described above are in Phase 1A.

Also included in this Phase are the following:

  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Nurses, including nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, school nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, and nurse practitioners
  • Health care assistants and aides, including physician assistants, nursing assistants, orderlies, psychiatric aides, and other aides
  • Midwives and doulas
  • Occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiation therapists, recreational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, exercise physiologists
  • Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other dental specialties
  • Specialty providers, including audiologists, podiatrists, optometrists, dieticians and nutritionists, and phlebotomists
  • Holistic providers, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists
  • Mental and behavioral health providers, including psychologists, including substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, rehabilitation counselors, and other counselors
  • Veterinary hospital providers and support staff
  • All support staff in health care settings, including clinics
  • All social workers, including child, family, and school social workers, healthcare social workers, mental health and substance abuse social workers
  • Community providers, including community health workers, social and human service assistants, health education specialists, and other community-based providers
  • Law enforcement and correctional officers
  • All health technologists and technicians, including medical and clinical laboratory technicians, pharmacy technicians
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • Providers serving individuals with disabilities including developmental disabilities
  • All home health care and in-home supportive services, including home health and personal care aides and assistants/attendants (including formal, informal, and family members) for people needing health assistance at home including but not limited to the elderly and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Pastors, Reverends, Priests etc. that minister to ill individuals in the home
  • All Covid-19 response personal and vaccinators
  • Mortuary services providers, including workers performing mortuary, funeral, cremation burial, cemetery, and related services
  • Patient interpreters
  • Patient transport
  • Public health and environmental health workers
  • Workers supporting operations of outdoor recreational facilities for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise.

WHO WILL NOT BE VACCINATED

  • No one under 18 will be administered the Moderna vaccine
  • No pregnant and/or women currently breastfeeding
  • No one with a bleeding disorder or who is one blood thinners (this does not include people taking daily baby aspirin)
  • No one with a history of an allergic reaction to medication, vaccines, food, or any other substance that results in itching, hives, chest tightening, swollen tongue, difficulty breathing, or anxiety

Anyone in this group is asked to get vaccinated by their medical provider, when it becomes available.

If you are unable to pre-register online and are in Phase 1A, you are asked to call the TCPHB Covid-19 Vaccine line at (530) 623-8235. You will leave your name and phone number and then someone will call you back to assist you in security registration for the drive-thru vaccine event.

OTHER CONTACTS FOR COVID-19 RELATED QUESTIONS

TCPHB is asking people to contact Trinity County OES at (530) 623-1116 if you have questions about testing.

If you have questions about business openings, restrictions, and rules about gatherings, please contact Trinity County Environmental Health at (530) 623-1354.

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