It is truly a historic time in healthcare. The arrival of vaccine for Covid-19 is the glimmer of hope we’ve been waiting for and means we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, but we will have a ways to go before we are completely out of the woods. Grant Regional Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine last week and implemented our detailed plan to immunize our staff with the initial 100 doses. This week we continued to immunize additional staff including some area clinic staff and EMS.
The vaccination program for Grant Regional’s healthcare workers is voluntary. While the general public will not be able to receive vaccinations in this initial phase, the vaccine will be made available to the communities as soon as we receive guidance from the state. We appreciate your patience as we work through this next phase.
At this time, a waiting list is not being created in our clinics for those who call to inquire about receiving the vaccine. We will coordinate with the public health department to make announcements when the vaccine will be offered to the next group of people. When that phase begins, we will announce how and where to get vaccinated. It will take some time before full distribution will be available to the general public. Until that time, we encourage you to take time and learn more about the vaccine. There is a wealth of information online, but it’s important to get it from a credible source. To learn more, we recommend the DHS website or CDC website. We appreciate your ongoing efforts at masking, handwashing and physical distancing. If everyone works together, it will make a huge difference in getting life back to normal sooner.