Skip to main content

COVID-19 Status Update for 12/07/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for December 7, 2021 includes COVID-19 Recap to Marin County Board of Supervisors; Testing… Read More

COVID-19 Status Update for 11/04/2021

Marin County COVID-19 Status Update for November 4, 2021 includes Recap: MCOE Pediatric Vaccine FAQ Forum; Pediatrics Vaccinations FAQs (Part 2); and updated local COVID-19 data. 

Para leer esta página en español, desplácese hacia arriba y haga clic en el enlace que dice "Translate" (Traducir) y elija "Spanish" (español). 


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.  
 

Recap: MCOE Pediatric Vaccine FAQ Forum  

In case you missed it, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) hosted an interactive virtual discussion on November 3 to provide answers to our communities’ most frequently asked questions regarding pediatric vaccinations.  

The panel featured several local health and education experts:   

  • 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 

You can watch the on-demand version below. 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE 
 

Pediatric Vaccinations FAQs (Part 2) 

Last week we shared answers to some common concerns about pediatric vaccinations in one of our previous Status Updates. The Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5 to 11 in Marin County and a major rollout has begun to meet the high demand. As this effort to vaccinate our newly eligible residents gains momentum, Marin parents and members of our community will continue to have questions.  

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

Question: Why should kids get the COVID-19 Vaccine?  
Answer: Getting your child vaccinated helps protect your child and your family. COVID-19 infection in children may occur less often than infection in adults. Kids do get sick from COVID-19, but rarely get severely ill or need hospitalization. The vaccine helps keep your child from getting very sick even if he or she gets COVID-19. 

Question: What age group is considered "Pediatric"? 
Answer: The term "Pediatric" refers to children ages 5 to 11 years old. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use in children ages 5 to 11. Please review our COVID-19 Vaccine for Pediatrics page for the latest information and tips so you can plan for your child's COVID-19 vaccination experience. 

Question: Does the Pediatric Vaccine administer the same dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine as an adult? 
Answer: No. Pfizer has shared data showing that a smaller dosage of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination given to children ages 5 to 11 years is effective in preventing COVID-19. The FDA has now authorized Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children in this age group. 

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 

15,426

+31

“Active Cases” (Confirmed in Past 14 Days) 

213 

+2  

Total Cumulative Deaths 

196 

+0  

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations 

+2 

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. 

93.9%  

+ 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 

4,680,273 

+ 5,608 

California Deaths 

71,759 

+ 113 

 

Other Local and State Data Dashboards:  

Stay Informed 

Follow the County of Marin on FacebookTwitterNextdoor or subscribe to our status updates. Visit MarinHHS.org/coronavirus for resources to stay connected on the issue.  

Helpful Links and Online Resources: 

Contact Us. We Are Here for You. 

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.  

Spread the Word 

How your friends and family can receive these updates: 

  • Text "MARIN COVID" to 468311 to receive text message notifications        
  • Subscribe online to receive email notifications 
  • Tweet & share this update with your friends on Twitter!