From our friends at DHD#10
June 3, 2021 – District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is proud to report that, as of June 1, 2021, approximately 100,461 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the ten-county jurisdiction, including first and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccines.
Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available in December 2020, DHD#10 launched a highly coordinated effort involving 200+ staff, numerous volunteers, and assistance from the National Guard to first vaccinate priority groups, and then the public.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the efforts our staff and volunteers have made to achieve this milestone,” stated DHD#10 Health Officer Kevin Hughes. “Vaccinations continue to be one of Public Health’s greatest tools to prevent disease and for COVID-19, it is no different. Having exceeded 100,000 doses of the vaccine is a leap in the right direction to help keep our communities safe.”
DHD#10 efforts are now shifting to take the vaccine out into communities to make it as easy and convenient for anyone to get theirs. Through various pop-up clinics and taking the new Mobile Clinic bus to festivals and events, the opportunity is there for anyone who wants it to get the COVID-19 vaccine. DHD#10 is also hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at each local office on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 6:20 and Fridays from 8:30 to 4:30. You can schedule online at www.dhd10.org/schedule or just walk in.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, go to www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine. To stay up to date on the latest information, sign up for Public Health Alerts at www.dhd10.org/subscribe.