Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1052 May 18, 2022, 7:10 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1052 May 18, 2022, 7:10 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1052
May 18, 2022, 7:10 p.m. (ChST)

Second Booster Dose Vaccination Clinics at Senior Citizens Centers Begins; Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS; COVID-19 Test Results: 23 New Cases, Four Hospitalized; Second COVID-19 Booster Doses Available 
 
Second Booster Dose Vaccination Clinics at Senior Citizens Centers Begins
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Division of Senior Citizens (DSC), in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam, is now offering second doses of the COVID-19 booster to adults 50 years of age and older, or to individuals 12 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, at Senior Citizens Centers across the island. All eligible individuals are encouraged to get their second booster shots. Please see the schedule below:
DIVISION OF SENIOR CITIZENS BOOSTER DRIVE
FIRST, SECOND AND BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Agat Senior Citizens Center, Hågat
Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring picture ID. Curbside vaccination available for persons with disabilities.
 
Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS
When performing at-home COVID-19 test kits, results must be reported to DPHSS at dphss.surveillance@dphss.guam.gov
 
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 Using the at-home test kit: 
1.     You must report your result within 24 hours to dphss.surveillance@dphss.guam.gov. Please provide your:
·       Full Name
·       Date of Birth
·       Date of Test
·       Results
a.              Eat in a separate room or area; use a separate bedroom; use a separate bathroom. If sharing a bathroom, clean and disinfect after each use. 
b.              Avoid sharing personal items – dishes, cups/glasses, silverware, towels, bedding or electronics (e.g., cellphone).
c.              Wear a face mask.
d.              Wash your hands often using soap and water, or hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
e.              Clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces and items every day (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics)
 
If at-home test result is negative, but you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19:
1.     You should get a confirmatory test as soon as possible to confirm your results
2.     You should isolate until you receive your confirmed laboratory test result.
3.     If you are symptomatic, advise your household members and other close contacts to stay home until you receive your confirmed laboratory test result.
4.     If your confirmed laboratory test result is positive, DPHSS’ containment unit or your clinic will notify you of your positive laboratory result.
5.     Close contacts should also get tested for COVID-19.
 
If at-home test result is negative and you have NO symptoms and have NOT been exposed to COVID-19: It is less likely that you have COVID-19. You may resume your daily activities while continuing to follow all public health advice.
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 23 New Cases Reported 
Today, DPHSS reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 from 801 specimens analyzed May 17, 2022. Three of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 48,611 officially reported cases, 361 deaths, 206 cases in active isolation, and 48,044 not in active isolation.
 
Four Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 2 2 0 4
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  1 0 0 1
Ventilator 1 0 0 1
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 4 0 0
Total in Population* 136,578 5,029 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 3 0 0
Based on today's data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 3 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. *Estimated population is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.
 
Second COVID-19 Booster Doses Available
Second doses of the COVID-19 booster are available to individuals ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Eligible individuals may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
 
Additionally, adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the Janssen booster dose. Adults ages 50 years and older could benefit from a second mRNA booster dose as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. Adults 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
 
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)
FIRST, SECOND AND BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Mon. - Sat.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Agana Shopping Center (2nd Floor) - Register: tinyurl.com/vaxguam
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Mon. - Thurs.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC), Dededo
Call 671-635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CLOSED SATURDAY
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC), Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING
Fill out a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form ahead of time, available at dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
 
Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat: 
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
COVID-19 testing will be offered by appointment through tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.
Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID.Travel-related testing will not be offered.
NO SYMPTOMS NEEDED TO TEST FOR COVID-19
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC), Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing not offered. Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518. Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Monday through Saturday:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC), Dededo
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Call (671) 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment.
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update
As of May 17, 2022, 136,578 eligible residents (5 years and older) are fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,986residents 12 – 17 years old. 8,005 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 6,419 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. 59,149 eligible residents have received their first booster shots. 4,497 eligible residents have received their second booster shots.
 
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For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.
 
 


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