PORT TOWNSEND – Jefferson Healthcare officers plan to offer second doses at appointments which were made beginning Saturday, if the vaccine arrives as anticipated.
Up to now, the hospital has administered four,356 doses of vaccines, offering three,345 first doses and 1,011 second doses, Amy Yaley, a spokeswoman for the hospital, stated in a information launch.
These numbers embrace Part 1A and Part 1B, age 75 and older who’re Jefferson County residents or have a Jefferson Healthcare main care supplier, he stated.
Specialists from the house well being, oncology and first care affected person care staff with two or extra high-risk comorbidities have contacted lively sufferers, aged 75 years and over, to vaccinate with a small cargo of Moderna vaccine, “Reinforcing our methodology of vaccinating essentially the most fragile and weak populations,” Yaley stated.
State allocations to hospitals have been lately lower, and hospital officers have been unable to satisfy plans to proceed first-dose vaccination efforts for the 75-and-older age group.
Final week, Jefferson Healthcare acquired approval for a cargo of 975 doses of Pfizer to be allotted for the administration of a second dose, Yaley stated.
“Supplied this cargo and an analogous order are acquired the next week, Jefferson Healthcare will preserve our second dose appointments scheduled to start February 6,” Yaley stated.
The Jefferson Healthcare web site “may have essentially the most up-to-date info on our stock ranges and appointment scheduling when it turns into out there,” Yaley stated.
People 65 and older, who’re Jefferson County residents or Jefferson Healthcare main care sufferers, can signal as much as obtain notifications when new age teams are opened for scheduling on the Jefferson Healthcare immunizations web page.
“We stay dedicated to supporting the state’s effort to vaccinate as many individuals as rapidly as attainable,” Yaley stated.
“We additionally welcome new efforts by the state to draw extra companions and to advocate for its personal mass vaccination efforts and we look ahead to supporting our personal Public Well being and Emergency Administration to do the identical.
“We perceive that vaccinating our neighborhood would require many organizations to construct on the profitable efforts which might be already underway.”