The second September COVID vaccination clinic wrapped on Sept. 11, with an additional opportunity coming up on Sept. 22 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) office (825 N. Lovekin Blvd.).
“Riverside Public Health will be back in Blythe Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine,” stated PVUSD.
As previously reported, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) issued full approval of Pfizer’s two-dose COVID vaccine for those aged 16 and above on Aug. 23.
The Pfizer vaccine also remains available under emergency use authorization for those 12-15 years of age.
“We are very happy that students are back on campus for in-person instruction this year. An Independent Study option is available upon request, for short-term or long-term. Independent Study is significantly different than the remote distance learning implemented in the district last year. A student participating in Long-Term Independent Study is assigned to a classroom teacher, and completes required classwork at home,” added PVUSD. “At any time, a student on Long-Term Independent Study may return to daily in-person instruction in their classroom, upon parent request. Please visit the district website (pvusd.us) for more information or contact to your child’s school.”
Riverside County’s latest (Sept. 12) published CDP (Census Designated Places)/City Vaccine Report data notes 27.44% of Blythe’s population as fully vaccinated – continuing to be the lowest percentage among cities reported.
Previously reported fully vaccinated numbers related to Blythe indicated the following percentages:
- May 17: 19.64%
- June 7: 21.52%
- June 21: 23.59%
- June 28: 24.04%
- July 19: 24.27%
- July 27: 24.35%
- Aug. 3: 24.51%
- Aug. 9: 24.80%
- Aug. 16: 25.12%
- Aug. 22: 25.22%
- Aug. 29: 26.67%
The above percentages were also the lowest among reported cities at the time.
As of Sept. 13, RUHS-PH’s available COVID data dashboard reports the cumulative case count for the city of Blythe to be 1,599 confirmed cases, 1,547 recovered and 27 deaths.
The cumulative case count for zip code residence 92225 – as of Sept. 13 – is reported at 1,931 confirmed cases with 1,877 recovered.
Both figures exclude case count numbers of the two area California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisons.