Kalamazoo County launches COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Phases 1A, 1B

Grant Boone
January 9, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH-Leon) announced several new developments Thursday in their effort to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phase 1B, the next priority, is broken into four tiers. "As we roll forward, vaccines will become available to more and more Leon County residents", health officials wrote.

More than 110,000 Georgians had received the vaccine as of Wednesday evening, according to the DPH's website.

"We know that the people who work there are there to provide the best support they can to the residents", she said.

Old says the province's "fragmented long-term care system", where facilities are run under three different publicly-funded models- the health authority itself, a for-profit company or a non-profit association - means that the amount of paid sick leave is not consistent for all employees across the sector.

Putnam County Health Commissioner Michael Nesheiwat said that those who live or work in an of the facilities eligible to receive the vaccine have been notified and permitted to visit closed "Point-of-Dispensing" where the vaccinations are being administered.

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"You put a pandemic on top of that and have really serious staff shortages that result from workers being off with COVID infections or being isolated".

In addition, nothing is needed when someone arrives to get a vaccine.

"As of right now, for the few 1,000 doses that have occurred here in Bay County, we haven't had any problems at all", said Strasz. Health officials said the state still needs to get through Phase 1A before moving on to 1B.

Laura Kelly said the state should be done with Phase 1 of its vaccination plan by the end of January. Throughout the vaccine advisory committee's meeting, participants emphasized the importance of ensuring the vaccines are distributed to vulnerable communities of color. The number of tests performed in the state has reached 831,887, an increase of 8,608 during the previous 24-hour reporting period.

As thousands of mostly unmasked supporters of President Donald Trump laid siege to the US Capitol building, daily reported cases of the novel coronavirus soared again past the 250,000 mark, taking the total case tally to 21.2 million. "The Department of Health runs vaccination programs every flu season and also when facing health crises like the H1N1 virus". The disparity between numbers provided by the MT Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) and numbers from county health departments continues to grow as COVID cases escalate in Montana. Others experience more severe symptoms, and some do require hospitalization. The CDC released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19.

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