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COVID-19 Status Update for 12/02/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 2, 2022 includes:  Protecting Shelter Residents; "Triple-demic" Update; CDC Transmission Level Change; and updated local COVID-19 data.

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COVID-19 Status Update for 06/14/2022

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for June 14, 2022 includes: COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children Considered this Week; Vaccination Opportunities in Marin; In Other News... Monkeypox Update; and updated local COVID-19 data. 

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published two times per week and as needed to share important news and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep the local economy running. We remain here for you. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children Considered this Week 

This week, two federal advisory committees will meet to determine if a COVID-19 vaccine may soon be available for infants and children 6 months through 4 years of age. 

On June 15, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologicals Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will discuss amending the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to include the administration of the primary series to infants and children 6 months through 5 years of age, and also to discuss amending the EUA of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to include the administration of the primary series to infants and children 6 months through 4 years of age. 

Then, on June 17-18, the CDC’s Advisory Community on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet to review data and clinical considerations regarding both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for infants and children. Should the Moderna or Pfizer EUA be amended to include administration for children and the CDC Director recommend administration for infants and children, then the vaccine could be available in Marin County as early as next week.  

Parents of children aged 6 months through 4 years should contact their family pediatrician to discuss appropriate timing to have their child vaccinated.  Marin County Public Health is working with pediatricians across Marin to ensure access. 

Below is a visual for the approval process that a potential vaccine must go through before becoming available to the public in California.  

 

How Vaccine Recommendations are Implemented in California

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 

If you know someone who is still in need of a primary vaccination dose or booster shot, please share the list below with them! Staying up to date on our vaccines is just as important as receiving an initial series. FREE COVID-19 vaccines are available to people age 5 and older, regardless of insurance or immigration status.      

This week’s schedule of vaccination clinics with open appointments:       

  • June 14 – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Marin City 
  • June 15 – Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato 
  • June 16 – San Geronimo Community Center, San Geronimo 
  • June 16 – Marin Community Clinics, San Rafael 
  • June 16 & 17 – Northgate Mall Center Court, San Rafael   
  • June 18 – Kerner Clinic, San Rafael 
  • June 18 – Canal Alliance, San Rafael  

Walk-ups are welcome at most vaccination locations. Visit the Vaccine Finder webpage to view clinic hours, address, or schedule an appointment. Minors (youth age 5 to 17) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccination. Additional vaccination clinics in Marin and around the Bay Area can be found on MyTurn

 

In Other News... Monkeypox Update 

Over the course of the COVID-19 response, we have periodically included a non-coronavirus related update that was of local, regional or national urgency (local wildfires, heat or smoke advisories, etc.). 

Marin County Public Health and CDPH are closely monitoring monkeypox transmission in California to ensure rapid identification of cases. The risk of monkeypox to the public is currently very low based on the information available.     

Cases of this rare disease have been identified in 18 states and territories among both persons returning from international travel and their close contacts domestically. As of June 14, the California Department of Public Health has identified only 17 probable and confirmed cases of monkeypox in California. There are currently zero cases in Marin.

Monkeypox is not novel. It was first identified in 1958 and occurs primarily in Central and West African countries. Cases have occurred in the United States (mostly related to international travel), but they remain very rare.  

Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Current risk factors for contracting monkeypox include those who: 

  • Traveled (within 21 days) to an area where monkeypox cases or exposures have been reported; 
  • Reported contact with a person who has a similar rash or received a diagnosis of confirmed or suspected monkeypox; and 
  • Persons self-identifying as men who have sex with men (MSM).  

Individuals who fall outside of these categories are at extremely low risk at this time. 

To learn more about monkeypox, visit CDPH’s Monkeypox webpage and Q&A Resource or review this recent update from Dr. Willis

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

Below is just a snapshot of local COVID-19 data. Find a more in-depth analysis of COVID-19 trends on the Marin Data & Surveillance webpage, our Data FAQ, or Marin County's Open Data Portal

Data sets updated weekly (published on Fridays) include: 

  • COVID-19 vaccination rates 
  • COVID-19 cases & deaths among facility staff and residents 
  • Weekly/Cumulative count of COVID-19 deaths among Marin residents 
  • State COVID-19 Data 

Status updates are now published Tuesdays and Fridays. “Change from Last Status Update” (far right column, below) may account for 2-4 days, depending on the date of the previous publication (view past status updates). 

COVID-19 Case Data 

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update on June 10, 2022 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

35,936 

+ 391 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 10 Days) 

762 

+ 2 

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations (census) 

18 

+ 1 

Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 (non-incidental patients) 

- 1 

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

+ 1  

 

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