Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 861 November 20, 2021, 11:25 a.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 861 November 20, 2021, 11:25 a.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 861

November 20, 2021, 11:25 a.m. (ChST)

 

COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility Expands; 

Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: Four New Cases, 16 Hospitalized


COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility Expands

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all adults. Individuals 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses) are eligible for a single booster shot at least 6 months or more after their initial series. For individuals who received the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, single booster shots are also available for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago. 

 

“We are pleased to hear the CDC has approved the COVID-19 boosters for all adults. We urge everyone to get their boosters. What this virus has proven is that we all must collectively work together and protect each other. The booster shot is another layer to protect ourselves and our community from the virus and its variants,” said Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Director Arthur U. San Agustin.

 

16 Hospitalized for COVID-19

CENSUS as of 5 p.m.

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

11

5

-

16

Pediatric Admissions

0

-

-

0

ICU 

2

0

-

2

Ventilator

1

0

-

1

 

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)

Hospitalized

10

6

0

Total in Population*

124,865

16,742

12,229

Rate per 100,000 Population

8

36

0

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 8 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 36 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 5 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated. *Estimated population is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.
 

COVID-19 Test Results: Four New Cases of COVID-19

Today, DPHSS reported a preliminary case count of four (4) new cases of COVID-19 from 388 specimens analyzed on November 19. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, November 22.  To date, there have been a total of 19,065 officially reported cases, 262 deaths, 1,863 cases in active isolation, and 16,940 not in active isolation. As of November 19, the CAR Score is 2.5.


FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

Every day EXCEPT 

Thursdays and Sundays

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University of Guam Field House, Mangilao

Register at tinyurl.com/vaxguam 

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Saturdays

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Sundays 

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 



DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, 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

Tuesdays and Wednesdays:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Saturdays

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, 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


Saturday, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Father Duenas Memorial School Phoenix Center 

Children's Vaccine Clinic 

Make an appointment at guamcovid.com


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


Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Continues

DPHSS, in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam and the Guam National Guard, continues to offer outpatient monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center in Mangilao. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 may receive mAb therapy if they meet the eligibility criteria through a referral from their private physician, a COVID-19 community test site, or a hospital. A Pre-Screening Assessment has been developed to guide individuals who may be eligible for mAb treatment. To schedule an appointment, call 671-998-4627 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 671-734-9203 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, CLICK HERE.


Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of November 18, a total of 124,865 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. 1,433 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 14,557 doses of the Pfizer-BioNT

 
 


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