The Union Democrat

COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids planned today in Tuolumne County

- By GUY MCCARTHY The Union Democrat

Tuolumne County had 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, which included 21 people who were not vaccinated against the deadly virus, the county Public Health Department said.

There were 142 active cases in the county, including eight individual­s who were hospitaliz­ed with COVID-19. Seven of the hospitaliz­ed individual­s were not vaccinated, the department said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the county’s COVID-19 case rate was 38.3 per 100,000 on average over the previous two weeks.

New cases on Wednesday were identified as one girl and three boys between 12 and 17 years of age; one woman and five men between 18 and 29; one woman and three men in their 30s; one woman and two men in their 40s; three men in their 50s; one woman and two men in their 60s; and two men in their 70s.

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 counted

Wednesday in Calaveras County, which does not disclose vaccinatio­n status for cases or deaths.

As of Wednesday, COVID-19 had contribute­d to the deaths of 134 individual­s in Tuolumne County and 85 in Calaveras County since the pandemic began early last year. At least 61 of Tuolumne County’s COVID-19 deaths — more than 45% — had occurred since Aug. 1.

The California Department of Public Health has updated its “vaccines administer­ed population denominato­r” to include the eligible population of those age 5 and older, and as a result, population percentage­s of those vaccinated have declined, Tuolumne County Public Health said Wednesday.

“We are communicat­ing with the state regarding a possible error on the state dashboard,” the Tuolumne County Public Health Department said. “So the total percent vaccinatio­n rate may be adjusted upon further clarificat­ion from CDPH.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, 60.8% of people age 12 and older in Tuolumne County were fully vaccinated and 64.1% of people age 12 and older in Calaveras County were fully vaccinated, according to county data monitored by the CDC.

A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinatio­n clinic for ages 5 years old to 11 years old is planned this afternoon in Tuolumne County.

Parents can make appointmen­ts for their children at https://myturn.

There is also a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinic planned 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday in the Manzanita Building at Mother Lode Fairground­s.

Initial vaccine series are available for those 18 years old and older and boosters and additional doses available for those eligible, Tuolumne County Public Health said Wednesday. Walk-ins are welcome, appointmen­ts are encouraged, and can be made at For more informatio­n call (209) 533-7440.

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