Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 10, 2021 includes Pediatric Vaccination Rates a… Read More
Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 10, 2021 includes Pediatric Vaccination Rates a Cause for Celebration; Recordings of Yesterday’s Public Health Update with Marin County Office of Education; Booster Eligibility Expands to Include 16-and-17-Year-Olds; and updated local COVID-19 data.
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Nearly two out of three Marin County children ages 5-11 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Since the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines arrived five weeks ago, 64% in that age group have received at least one dose and 31% are fully vaccinated. Marin County Public Health and health care partners are pausing to acknowledge the success, with the highest childhood vaccination rates in the state, while urging parents of children who remain unvaccinated to make an appointment.
Most childhood vaccinations have occurred in special vaccine clinics set up at 12 schools in Marin. The sites, plus an additional 10 community vaccination sites in low-income communities, were created in partnership between Marin County Health and Human Services, the Marin County Office of Education, school districts, pharmacies, medical volunteers, and staffing support from the state.
The public-private partnership between Safeway Pharmacies and Marin County Public Health has been especially productive. Safeway has dedicated a team of pharmacists to work alongside Public Health staff over the past eight months to supplement vaccine operations. So far, the Public Health and Safeway partnerships have administered 9,645 doses, or 58% of all COVID-19 vaccines to Marin 5–11-year-olds.
Pediatric practices across Marin have provided vaccinations and will play an ever-growing role in reaching remaining unvaccinated children.
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Yesterday, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) joined with Public Health to provide an online Q&A for the school community, parents, and guardians. We invite you to watch the recorded presentations below in the event you were unable to attend.
Public Health Update: School Community
Thursday December 9, 2021
This Public Health Update features Dr. Matt Willis (Public Health Officer of Marin Health & Human Services), Dr. Lisa Santora (Deputy Public Health Officer of Marin Health & Human Services) and Mary Jane Burke (Superintendent of Schools). Topics addressed included information on COVID-19 related data, information around variants – including what is currently known about Omicron, vaccination information including information around boosters, holiday guidance, and more.
Today, December 10, 2021, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW) released a joint statement recommending a single-dose Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to individuals aged 16 or 17 years old who had previously completed an initial Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago. This authorization to expand the age eligibility of booster recipients comes a day after both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a similar recommendation.
This decision from the WSSSRW means that the age eligibility for Pfizer booster doses will officially be open for 16-and-17-year-olds who meet the necessary criteria for an additional dose. The online scheduling portal, MyTurn, is currently being updated to reflect this change and is expected to reflect the new eligibility sometime during the week of December 13.
Parents should visit with their pediatrician or family doctor regarding vaccine booster availability. An increasing number of local physicians are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations within their practices.
Below is a summary of today’s data now available on Marin Data & Surveillance webpage. View the page for a broader range of data, plus interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender, race, and city/town/geographic region. Questions about the data? See our Data FAQ or contact us.
Looking for daily data trends? Our Marin Data & Surveillance webpage uses Tableau dashboards to visualize the impact of COVID-19 in Marin County. Under each dashboard are links to datasets available on Marin County’s Open Data Portal.
COVID-19 Case Data
Change from Yesterday
Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases
“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days)
Total Cumulative Deaths
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census
COVID-19 Vaccination Data
Change from Last Status Update
Marin residents age 5+ vaccinated with at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have received at least one dose
Percent of Marin population age 5+ who have completed vaccine series.
Percent of entire Marin population that is “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)*
* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 5.
Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data:
Change from Last Week
Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative
Positive Patients at Facilities current
Positive Staff at Facilities current
Facility Patient Deaths
Facility Patient Deaths as percentage of all COVID+ deaths
State COVID-19 data:
Change from Yesterday
California Confirmed Cases
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