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COVID-19 Status Update for 10/28/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for October 28, 2021 includes Answering Community FAQs about Pediatric Vaccines; and updated local COVID-19 data

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The Marin County COVID-19 Status Update is published weekdays 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. 

Answering Community FAQs about Pediatric Vaccines 

The Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine received a recommendation for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in 5 –11-year olds by an independent advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week. As we discussed in yesterday’s Status Update, this is one step forward in a multi-faceted path towards vaccine implementation in California. The FDA is now next in line to review and decide whether Pfizer should be granted EUA for pediatric vaccinations.  

As the rollout of potential pediatric COVID-19 vaccines in Marin County has picked up momentum, so have questions from parents in our community.  

Below are some answers to the frequently asked questions that we’ve been receiving:

 

Question: Is it safe for kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Answer: Yes. Studies confirm that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children. Children, like adults, may have some mild side effects after receiving the vaccine. These side effects should go away within a few days. COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the most stringent safety monitoring in U.S. history. this includes studies in children ages 5 and older.  

 

Question: Will the vaccine change my kid's DNA if he gets the vaccine? 

Answer: No. COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. 

 

Question: Can kids get COVID-19 by getting the vaccine? 

Answer: No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines licensed in the U.S. contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine teaches our immune system to recognize & fight the virus. Sometimes this process can produce symptoms. Symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Stay tuned! As we track the progress of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, we will be sharing more answers to your questions.  

 

Other valuable resources offering pediatric vaccine information: 

VIDEO: October 14 MCOE Pediatric Vaccination Speaker Panel (English) 

VIDEO: October 20 MCOE Pediatric Vaccination Speaker Panel (Spanish) 

 

COVID-19 Data Update: 

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 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Total Confirmed Cumulative Cases 

15,279  

+ 28 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

190 

+ 16 

Total Cumulative Deaths 

193 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

2  

- 1  

Current COVID-19 ICU Patient Census 

0  

+ 0  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Data  

Today’s Report 

Change from Last Status Update 

Marin residents age 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose 

222,345  

+ 150 

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have received at least one dose 

98.0%**  

+ 0.0%  

Percent of Marin population age 12+ who have completed vaccine series. 

93.4%  

+ 0.1%  

Percent of entire Marin population that is  “fully immunized” (14+ days post final dose)* 

81% * 

+ 0%  

* Note that this percentage is out of all Marin residents including children younger than 12. 

** As population estimates may not be precise, as of October 4, 2021, the proportion of residents vaccinated with at least one dose will be displayed up to, but not higher than 98%. 

 

Residential Care & Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

Positive Patients at Facilities cumulative 

751 

+ 0 

Positive Patients at Facilities current  

+ 0 

Positive Staff at Facilities current 

+ 0 

Facility Patient Deaths 

136 

+ 0 

 

CDC COVID-19 Data 

Today’s Level 

Days In Current Level 

Community Transmission 

Yellow Level 

“Moderate” 

16 (since 10/12) 

For more details, visit the CDC's website here.   

 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,640,489 

+ 4949 

California Deaths 

71,408 

+ 113 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

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Helpful Links and Online Resources: 

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Have questions?  Contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline seven days a week by dialing (833) 422-4255 for COVID-19 information and resources, or email us.  

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