Statistics from October 21, 2021
New cases: 118
By age group:
Children 0-12: 24
Children 13-19: 9
Adults 20-29: 13
Adults 30-39: 24
Adults 40-49: 10
Adults 50-59: 19
Adults 60-69: 10
Adults 70-79: 6
Adults 80-89: 2
Adults 90+: 0
Age unknown 1
• Active cases: 537
• Hospitalized: 77
• People in ICU: 15
• Deaths reported: 0
For more information, visit the Data and Statistics page at ShastaReady.org.
- This week, the FDA approved Emergency Authorization Use (EUA) of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster vaccines. For an additional layer of safety, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will examine the FDA’s findings. Once the workgroup’s review is complete, eligible Californians can get their boosters. Please keep in mind it may take additional time for local vaccine clinics to update their protocols to provide Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters. When everything is in place, eligibility criteria will be as follows:
- A booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the two-dose series to individuals:
- 65 years of age and older
- 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
- 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19
- A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary regimen to individuals 18 years of age and older.
- Question: Is natural immunity from having COVID-19 more effective than immunity from vaccination?
Answer: A recent study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus. This shows that COVID-19 vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity alone and that vaccines, even after prior infection, help prevent reinfections.
- Free walk-in or by-appointment vaccinations are available for ages 12 and older at the Redding Senior Center at 2290 Benton Drive. The clinic is open Fridays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed 2 to 3 p.m.). For other vaccination options, visit ShastaReady.org or www.myturn.ca.gov.
If you’ve been exposed: Follow the isolation/quarantine instructions until you can be tested and receive test results.
If you need to be tested: Find options on the Get Tested page. Please note: Appointments are required at most places due to high demand.
If you need a vaccine: Find options at ShastaReady.org.