Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) had given approximately 260 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as of Jan. 8, to first responders, healthcare workers, and affiliated personnel in the Phase 1A category of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, according to a release.
Through LCPHA’s collaboration and coordination with St. Vincent Health (SVH) and Rocky Mountain Family Practice (RMFP), the county is now able to expand vaccinations to additional groups within the Phase 1B category. Both SVH and RMFP have been approved by the State of Colorado as authorized vaccine providers and have received a transfer of vaccine from LCPHA.
SVH and RMFP will begin scheduling vaccination of Lake County’s residents aged 70+ immediately, beginning with residents 90+ and then moving through descending age groups.
Each clinic will be calling their patients in these age groups to schedule vaccination appointments. Lake County residents who are in the 70+ year old group but are not patients of either SVH or RMFP are instructed to call either of these medical offices to request an appointment.
Lake County residents can contact RMFP at 719-486-0500 and SVH at 719-486-0230. Additional information is available at http://bit.ly/SVH-Vaccines. As additional vaccine supply is distributed to Lake County, LCPHA, SVH and RMFP will begin scheduling appointments for the next groups prioritized in the state vaccination plan, including additional categories of frontline essential workers.
LCPHA will provide ongoing status updates on the Lake County vaccine plan and its progress at www.lakecountyoem.org/vaccine-plan. LCPHA urges all Lake County residents and visitors to continue their personal commitment to COVID-19 precautions to limit the spread of disease as the community receives vaccinations and works to build broader immunity over the coming months.
In addition, Lake County’s public health leaders are hosting a COVID-19 virtual town hall from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13. LCPHA, SVH and RMFP will share updates on the county’s COVID-19 response and vaccination plan and schedules. Join the virtual town hall meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3779086984; Meeting ID: 377 908 6984.
Lake County remains in the Orange – High Risk level. Between Dec. 31 and Jan. 9 total positive cases increased by 27 for a total of 465. The most recent positive case was reported Jan. 7. Cases continue to be mostly from general community spread and household-related, and the past two-week positivity rate is 18.3 percent.
Join the Lake County COVID data review by LCPHA Public Health Officer, Dr. Zwerdlinger for Wednesday, Jan. 14 at https://youtu.be/hgkaLSiPXH8