Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 884 December 9, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 884 December 9, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 884
December 9, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 13 New Cases, 7 Hospitalized;
More COVID-19 Updates
 
7 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 1 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 5 2 0 7
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  0 1 0 1
Ventilator 0 0 0 0
 
VACCINE STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 7 0 0
Total in Population* 126,663 14,944 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 6 0 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 6 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 0 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 0 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: 13 New Cases of COVID-19
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 out of 925 tests performed on December 8. Seven (7) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 19,300 officially reported cases, 267 deaths, 281 cases in active isolation, and 18,752 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 0.9.
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of December 8, a total of 126,663 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,052 residents 12 – 17 years old. 3,659 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 848 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. 30,667 booster shotshave been administered to eligible residents.
 
DPHSS Issues COVID-19 Data Update Report
Today, DPHSS Office of Epidemiology and Research and the COVID-19 Surveillance Unit issued an update on recent COVID-19 case trends and vaccinations by age group. According to the update report, the 18-39 year old age group had the highest seven day average of cases between August – September 2021. To view the DPHSS COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Report, CLICK HERE.
 
DPHSS and GDOE to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Parents on Friday, Dec. 10
DPHSS and the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) are hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 6 p.m. The virtual town hall meeting is for parents and guardians of GDOE students and will be held via Zoom platform. Results from an online DPHSS survey conducted for parents of elementary school-aged students in regards to their children getting the COVID-19 vaccine will be presented and discussed. Parents and guardians interested in participating in the survey can CLICK HERE or visit http://tinyurl.com/dphssvaxsurvey21.
 
Officials from both DPHSS and GDOE will be available to the virtual town hall meeting participants for any questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
FREE COVID-19 FAMILY VACCINATION VILLAGE CLINICS:
2:30PM – 6:00PM (for 5 and older)
For appointments, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
DATE VILLAGE SERVED LOCATION
Friday, Dec. 10 Talo’fo’fo Talo’fo’fo Gym
Monday, Dec. 13  Agaña Heights Agaña Heights Gym
Tuesday, Dec. 14 Sinajana/Hagåtña/Ordot-Chalan Pago Sinajana Mayor’s Office
Wednesday, Dec. 15 Hågat / Sånta Rita-Sumai Hågat Gym
Thursday, Dec. 16 Humåtak Humåtak Mayor’s Office
Friday, Dec. 17 Yona Yona Gym
Monday, Dec. 27 Yigo Yigo Gym
 
UOG COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Open Dec. 21 – 31
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Guam Field House will be open from December 21 – 31, excluding normal days off and Christmas Day. Walk-ins are accepted, but residents are encouraged to make appointments at tinyurl.com/vaxguam. The UOG Field House clinic will not be open from Dec. 16-20 due to graduation events. 
 
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. After Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, operations will resume on Dec. 21
Monday - Friday
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, Wednesdays, 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, December 11
4 p.m - 7 pm
Father Dueñas Memorial School Phoenix Center, Mangilao
Children’s first and second dose vaccination clinic. Will accommodate adults first, second and booster doses. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines available.
Register 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
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING 
For more information, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
Mondays Wednesdays
Fridays
 
8 a.m. - 
11 a.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
Rapid COVID-19 testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Four per vehicle. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID.
Travel-related testing will not be offered.
 
Saturdays
 
8 a.m. - 
11 a.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
Testing for symptomatic individuals ONLY. Screening and treatment will be offered if needed. Appointments will expedite.
Four per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered. Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518.
 
Fill out a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form ahead of time, available at dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results must quarantine at home until cleared by DPHSS. Test results are available via email by sending a request to covidresults@dphss.guam.gov
 
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.
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