Humboldt County Opens Vaccinations to those 16+

April 12, 2021 - 1:33pm

Humboldt County Public Health announced that anyone over the age of 16 may sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. HSU will continue to prioritize giving second-round doses to those who got their first vaccine dose at HSU. 

If you have not yet been vaccinated and aren’t currently working with the HSU Student Health & Wellbeing Services to receive a vaccine at a local pharmacy, you can sign up through MyTurn.ca.gov. See information in the County press release below: 

All Humboldt County residents age 16 and over can now sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments through My Turn. This includes people with or without medical conditions and from all sectors and occupations.

Residents age 18 and over can go to MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule an appointment. Public Health officials encourage people to sign up quickly for the first appointment available. Hundreds of weekend appointments that were available as of 9 a.m. today filled by noon.

Humboldt County Public Health Director Michele Stephens said, “We are so thankful to those members of our community who waited for their turn, and now it’s here. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, so we can all spend time with friends and loved ones safely and protect those under 16 who can’t yet get vaccinated.”

The only vaccine approved for 16- and 17-year-olds is made by Pfizer. My Turn is not currently designed to screen clinics based on age, so residents must select a Pfizer clinic when registering. The next Pfizer clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14.

Additional requirements for 16- and 17-year-olds to receive COVID-19 vaccination include the following:

  • A parent or guardian must accompany the vaccine recipient to the clinic and sign a consent form in person.
  • Proof of age is required. Vaccine recipients must be at least 16 years old at the time of vaccination.

Those who are unable to meet these requirements will be turned away from clinic sites.

Sign up today at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Stephens emphasized that prevention measures like masking and avoiding large gatherings should continue following vaccination, adding that, “We still need more people vaccinated to reduce spread of the virus locally.” Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should get tested and contact a medical provider.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Some Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and Walmart locations are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn who is eligible for vaccination and see if there are appointments available for your age group or sector at one of these locations by clicking on the links below.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov

Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo

Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard

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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert

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