Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 @ 4:37 p.m. / COVID-19

Public Health Providers Offer Drive-Thru COVID, Flu Shot Clinics

Drive-thru vaccine clinics in Del Norte County will also offer the Pfizer booster. Photo: U.S. Secretary of Defense via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

Local public health providers will offer free flu and COVID-19 vaccines at drive-thru clinics throughout Del Norte County.

This also includes the Pfizer booster to all eligible residents, according to a press release from the Del Norte Public Health Branch. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.

The clinics are being held in partnership with Del Norte Community Health Center, Yurok Tribe Public Health and United Indian Health Center.

Meanwhile, 12 COVID-19 cases were identified over the weekend, the Public Health Branch reported Monday, making for a total of 30 active cases in Del Norte County. Two people are currently hospitalized, according to the county’s COVID-19 Information Hub.

Del Norte County has seen 40 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

More than 49 percent of Del Norte County’s population is fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, according to the Public Health Branch. Nearly 7 percent of the population are partially vaccinated.

From the Del Norte Public Health Branch:

It is safe to take both the flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. It is important to protect yourself and others from the flu and COVID-19 viruses. Although they are caused by different viruses, they share common symptoms, affect the respiratory system, are contagious, and can cause mild to severe illness.

• The vaccines will be provided on a drive-thru basis and no appointment is necessary.
• Face coverings are required for vaccination
• Vaccines will come on a first-come, first served basis
• Be sure to wear clothing that allows vaccination to your upper arm
• Only children 10 years and older who can sit still in a vehicle will be vaccinated.

GASQUET – Fire House – 100 Fire House Rd – Friday, October 15 at 5:00-7:00 pm
• Both flu and COVID-19 vaccines available

CRESCENT CITY – Foursquare Church – 144 Butte St – Thursday, October 21 at 3:00-7:00 pm
• Only flu vaccine available

SMITH RIVER – Old Ray’s Parking Lot – 301 N Fred Haight Dr – Sunday, October 24 at 2:00-5:00 pm
• Both flu and COVID-19 vaccines available

CRESCENT CITY – Fire Hall – 255 W Washington Blvd – Thursday, November 4 at 3:00-7:00 pm
• Only flu vaccine available

KLAMATH – Redwood Hotel & Casino – 171 Klamath Blvd – Friday, November 29 at 3:00-6:00 pm
• Both flu and COVID-19 vaccines available

All COVID-19 vaccines are available Monday-Saturday 9:00-6:00 pm at Sutter Coast Community Clinic behind Sutter Coast Hospital until October 30, 2021.


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