November 11, 2021, 5:25 p.m. (ChST)
COVID-19 Test Results: 27 New Cases, 34 Hospitalized;
Requirements for Minors to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine
34 Hospitalized for COVID-19
SPECIAL NOTE: 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 14 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 135 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 10 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.
*Population is based on the 2018 Statistical Yearbook. Pending population update.
COVID-19 Test Results: 27 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 out of 761 tests performed on November 10. 17 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 18,840 officially reported cases, 258 deaths, 2,192 cases in active isolation, and 16,390 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 5.7.
Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate
Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses), the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
Anyone age 65 years and older
Anyone age 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
Anyone 18 years and older 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 institutional settings.
For individuals who received the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.