Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 909 January 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 909 January 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 909
January 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m. (ChST)
 
COVID-19 Test Results to be Reported on Monday; 10 Hospitalized; COVID-19 Tiyan Testing Resumes Tomorrow;UOG COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Operations Continue

Special note: The Joint Information Center release will not include COVID-19 test results today, as community test sites were not available on January 1, 2022. Additional results from other clinics will be reported on Monday, January 3. 
 
Ten Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 8 2 - 10
Pediatric Admissions 1 - - 1
ICU  1 0 - 1
Ventilator 0 0 - 0
 
VACCINE STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 6 3 1
Total in Population* 129,550 12,057 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 5 25 8
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 5 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 25 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 Tiyan Testing January 3 – 8, 2022
Community COVID-19 testing at the old carnival ground in Tiyan, Barrigada will resume to six days a week starting January 3, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to increase accessibility in consideration of the holidays, in preparation for the return to school, and returning travelers. 
DPHSS reminds the community to:
  • Stay home if you are ill, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.
  • Monitor for flu-like symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING 
For more information, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
 
Jan. 3 – 8, 2022 
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.
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.
 
COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility 
Adolescents 16 and 17 years of age who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses) are eligible for a single booster shot at least 6 months or more after their initial series. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 16 and 17.
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
 
Jan. 3–8, 2022:
8 a.m. - 5 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
 
Jan. 3–8, 2022:
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.
Jan. 3–15, 2022:
Mon. - Wed., Fri: 11 a.m. - 5p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. - 7 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. 
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
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of December 30, a total of 129,550 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,591 residents 12 – 17 years old. 4,866 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 2,887 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 339 residents received their booster shots and a total of 39,593 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.
 
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