PHD administers more than 2,200 doses of vaccine
The Panhandle Health District had a successful first week of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, administering 2,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to community members.
PHD is working to add additional dates.
“We are pleased that so many people in our community are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Don Duffy, Health Services Administrator at PHD. “With that being said, supply is still limited and that is why it is imperative that we stick with the phased vaccine approach."
Duffy said each individual should wait for their specific phase to receive the vaccine.
Currently the vaccine clinics that PHD is hosting are available to those who are in Phase 1a — which includes hospital staff essential for care of COVID-19 patients, dentists, pharmacists, coroners, first responders and school nurses — and the top priority groups in Phase 1b — which includes pre-K-12 school employees and childcare workers, adults age 65 and older and frontline essential workers — of the vaccine distribution plan.
PHD expects to continue to receive shipments of vaccine weekly. Part of the shipments will be kept for PHD vaccine clinics, and the rest will be distributed to healthcare providers who have enrolled to administer the vaccine.