FDA Approves Spikevax COVID-19 Vaccine | The daily courier

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a second COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is known as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; the approved vaccine will be marked Spikevax for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

The YRMC Community COVID Vaccine Walk-In Center is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frontier Village Center, Suite 49, 1781 E Hwy 69, in Prescott. The center offers COVID Moderna primary series and booster vaccines to adults 18 years and older; no appointment necessary.

Visit yrmcvax.org or call 928-708-4556 for more information.

Yavapai County reports 1,121 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths as of Monday, January 32, 2022, including 226 cases and nine deaths reported Saturday.

The province has tested 134,001 residents for COVID-19 in the past six months, and there have been 45,915 positive cases and 1,089 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 67 COVID patients, VVMC reports 24 patients and the VA reports five patients. The province continues to experience high transmission of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 30.8% and 785 cases per 100,000 residents for the week ending January 23, 2022.

The Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 Hotline, at 844-542-8201 (select option No. 8), provides assistance in English and Spanish from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, excluding major holidays.

WHEN SHOULD YOU BE TESTED FOR COVID 19?

1) When you experience the following symptoms such as: fever, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or loss of taste or smell. If someone experiences severe symptoms (difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain, confusion, etc.), seek emergency care.

2) After coming into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

3) People who have been asked or referred to be tested by their school, workplace or healthcare facility.

4) Before you travel (check again if the test you get is approved by your travel agency).

Keep in mind that: People who have tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days do not need to be retested unless they develop new symptoms. Unnecessary testing puts a strain on the limited YCCHS testing resources.

YCCHS offers free COVID-19 testing in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Verde Valley. Only those who are symptomatic or have recently been exposed to COVID-19 are allowed to be tested and everyone at the testing sites must wear a mask. Check the YCCHS Facebook page for extreme weather cancellations: www.facebook.com/YCCHS.

Drive-through testing is available at the Pioneer Park Front Parking Lot, 1200 Commerce Drive, Prescott, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Currently, only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Drive-through testing is available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Unified School District office, 6411 N. Robert Road, Monday through Friday, Prescott Valley. Currently, only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Testing in Cottonwood is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 300 South Willard St. Currently only the PCR test is available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Testing at Camp Verde is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1298 W Finnie Flat Road. Currently only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

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