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Napa County receives delayed shipment of COVID-19 vaccine
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Napa County receives delayed shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

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The vaccine needed for COVID-19 clinics rescheduled for Thursday and Friday this week has arrived, Janet Upton, the county’s public information officer said Monday.

Bad weather in the Midwest last week had delayed vaccine shipments, prompting Napa County to reschedule appointments of people who had been set to get shots Monday and Tuesday.

The vaccine shipment arrived Monday, allowing the county to get back on schedule by week’s end, Upton said.

As of Monday, the county said 42,997 doses of COVID vaccine had been administered to residents. That is an increase of 1,662 doses since Friday’s report.

Because of tight vaccine supplies, the county has been reserving vaccines for people who are 75 years and older, those due their second shots and healthcare workers. As more vaccine becomes available, other populations of county residents will be included.

There were 42 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday, which includes cases from the weekend. This is the lowest start-of-week total since the end of October.

The total of COVID cases last week — 116 — was also the lowest weekly total since October.

One death was reported Monday, a man under the age of 65, bringing county COVID-related fatalities to 68 since March, the county said.

To express interest in being vaccinated, residents should sign up for MyTool at https://myturn.ca.gov/

When, where and who: your Napa County coronavirus vaccination questions, answered

Those who do not have a computer or need assistance in registering can call 707-253-4540 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The county recommends testing for people who are symptomatic, frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable populations. Go to countyofnapa.org/2963/Testing-Locations to see a list of local testing sites ranging from Napa Valley Expo to local health care providers to local pharmacies.

Residents who want to be tested for COVID at the free county-sponsored site should go to countyofnapa.org/test for more information.

For more information on COVID-19 and actions you can take to #stopthesurge, visit countyofnapa.org/coronavirus.

You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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