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COVID-19 Status Update for 11/03/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 3, 2021 includes Marin Ready for Pediatric Vaccine Roll-out; Pediatrics Virtual Town Hall Tonight; Anticipation Builds for 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.  

Marin Ready for Pediatric Vaccine Roll-out 

Marin County children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, following confirmation from Governor Gavin Newsom on November 3. This follows a sequence of reviews and recommendations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup (WSSSRW), and California Department of Public Health (CDPH). All concluded that the vaccine safely and effectively lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19. The vaccine was shown to be 90.7% effective at preventing symptoms of COVID-19 in clinical trials among this age group. 

“This is a historic moment in our fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “In Marin we’ve seen firsthand just how safe and effective this vaccine is, and we’re finally able to extend that protection to our children.” 

Children 5-11 will receive one-third the dose that adolescents and adults receive. The pediatric vaccine comes in different vials and packaging than the adult version, including smaller needles. Children 5-11 will receive two doses, three weeks apart, just like adolescents and adults. 

Marin County Public Health (MCPH), Kaiser Permanente, MarinHealth, Marin Community Clinics, Sutter Health, other health care providers, pharmacies, Marin County Office of Education, and schools have been working closely together to protect residents throughout the pandemic, through shared goals and coordinated operations. There are an estimated 20,000 kids aged 5-11 in Marin. The current countywide goal is to vaccinate 75% of them with the first dose within one month. 

Continue reading the full news release for information about vaccine supply, when appointments will be available online, and more.  

 

Pediatrics Virtual Town Hall Tonight 

With the announcement of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines now being available to Marin residents ages 5 to 11, many parents in our community may have a lot of questions. Marin County Office of Education is hosting a webinar tonight at 6:00 PM to discuss frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11. This presentation will feature some of our top local health experts and live Spanish translation will be available. A recording of this event will be made available on our Pediatrics page for those who are unable to attend.  

Tonight’s speakers include:  

  • Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer, Marin Health & Human Services  
  • Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Public Health Officer, Marin Health & Human Services  
  • Dr. Nelson Branco, Pediatrician, Tamalpais Pediatrics  
  • Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of Schools  

Questions from past pediatric vaccination webinars will be grouped by topic and answered. 

How to participate: 

  • Online: ZOOM LINK 
  • By Phone:  Dial In: 408-638-0968; Webinar ID: 810 2545 0050; Passcode: 101024 

 

Anticipation Builds for Pediatric Vaccines 

The highly anticipated rollout of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for pediatrics, ages 5 to 11, is set to begin in Marin County on Saturday. Marin County Public Health (MCPH), Kaiser Permanente, MarinHealth, Marin Community Clinics, Sutter Health, other health care providers, pharmacies, Marin County Office of Education, and schools are working together to prepare to offer vaccines to the approximately 20,000 children ages 5 –11.  

The collaboration among different entities echoes the efforts of Marin County from a previous generation. Decades ago, our community faced a similar challenge to vaccinate its residents, but back then the threat wasn’t COVID-19, it was polio. Cases throughout the country were spiking in the 1950s and the development of a vaccine was of top priority. In 1963, the “K.O. Polio” public health campaign was launched to spread awareness to Marin County residents of the soon-to-be-available Sabin polio vaccine, which had been proven safe and effective against the virus and was already being commercially distributed throughout the United States. 

On September 23, 1963, the first dose of the Sabin vaccine was administered in Marin during the largest single-day vaccination event in our county’s history. “K.O. Polio Sunday,” consisted of twenty different vaccination sites (including schools, churches, and super mass vaccination sites) and utilized the efforts of around 200 volunteers. Eligible residents for this vaccine included anyone aged three months or older. On this individual day, 85% of Marin’s 128,000 total population received a first dose of the Sabin vaccine.  Across the entire Bay Area, more than 2 million people were vaccinated on that same day.  And even in during K.O. Polio times, Marin was still the most highly vaccinated county among the six counties that participated.  

Though “K.O. Polio” was during a different era, we can still use the lessons learned as we apply them to our vaccination efforts today.  

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 

15,395  

+ 27 

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

211 

+ 10  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

196 

+ 0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

0  

+ 0  

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 

223,211  

+ 189 

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. 

93.8%  

+ 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%. 

State COVID-19 data: 

Today’s Report 

Change from Yesterday 

California Confirmed Cases 

4,674,665 

+ 3,518 

California Deaths 

71,646 

+ 76 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

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