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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/12/21

 

Vaccination Updates

The FDA approved the Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 year olds last night:  Press Release is here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use

 

The FDA has updated the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering the Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and for Recipients and Caregivers with information to reflect the use of the vaccine in the adolescent population, including the benefits and risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

However, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) still has to make their recommendation and they meet tomorrow (Wednesday)  and IDPH felt they would release their approval by early afternoon.  We have vaccination sites in Hoopeston, Sidell, Danville, and Georgetown for 12-17 year olds ready to go.  Our registration system will not allow those under 16 to register until the final approval has been made, so information to register will be available hopefully no later than Thursday on our website.   Please check our website www.vchd.org for vaccination opportunities, including clinics for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. 

 

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts (as of May 11th)


Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,556
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,755
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.81%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,563 (57.64%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,191 (17.88%)
67.0% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.83% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose

 

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

There have been questions again about isolation and quarantine guidance, so I am including the Interim Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine (updated 4/26/21).  This includes information about possible reinfection, fully vaccinated, etc.    These are good documents to print out and have on hand when you have a positive or close contact case to reference.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/IsolationQuarantine%2004.26.21.pdf

 

I am also including the COVID-19 Decision Tree for Schools.  This was updated on 5/4/2021:  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf

 

COVID19 Case Information

We have 77 new cases that we are reporting today, with only 1 of them being fully vaccinated.  Ages ranged from under 1 year to those in their 60s.   We are still seeing a surge in our younger folks right now.  30 of those cases are ages 19 and below.  In the last week, 6 out of 7 days, we have been above 5% for our daily positivity rate. 

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