October 10, 2021, 5:50 p.m. (ChST)
Preliminary Test Results: 61 New Cases;
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Village Clinics Begin Tomorrow
52 Hospitalized for COVID-19 – 32 Unvaccinated
Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 61 New Cases
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 61 new cases of COVID-19 from 653 specimens analyzed on October 9. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, October 11. To date, there have been a total of 16,170 officially reported cases, 212 deaths, 2,775 cases in active isolation, and 13,183 not in active isolation. As of October 8, the CAR Score is 27.9.
For more information, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing.
COVID-19 Booster Village Clinics for 65 Years and Older Begin Tomorrow
COVID-19 vaccine booster village clinics are being offered by DPHSS in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial two-dose series at least 6 months ago and are 65 years and older. For appointments, register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme or call your village mayor:
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Shots Available
Booster Shots are available at the University of Guam Calvo Field House for people who had a normal immune response to the first two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but because of time, antibody levels are beginning to wane. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only FDA authorized vaccine to administer as a booster. The following groups of people are eligible for a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech if they completed the Pfizer-BioNTech series (first two doses) and it has been 6 months or more since the second dose:
Anyone age 65+
Anyone age 18+ with underlying medical conditions
Anyone 18+ with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupation (e.g. healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire, K-12 teachers and support staff, university faculty, daycare employees, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, USPS workers, corrections workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers) or living settings
If eligible, please make your Booster Shot appointment at tinyurl.com/vaxguam. Walk-ins are accepted but should be prepared for longer wait times.