Central Valley Health plans large vaccination clinic next week in Jamestown – Jamestown Sun

The Central Valley Health District continues to work with local clinics and other health care providers to vaccinate the community against COVID. This week has been busy at CVHD with the administration of the first and second doses in the community.

“We’ve given over 200 first doses and 322 second doses this week,” said Unit Administrator Robin Iszler. “Next week, CVHD expects to deliver an increased amount of first doses with approximately 600 doses expected to arrive early in the week.” Iszler said CVHD personnel, with assistance from the North Dakota National Guard, have begun calling clients on the interest list to schedule appointments for vaccination clinics scheduled for next week. If the vaccine arrives as expected, CVHD plans to do a large vaccination clinic on Tuesday. The clinic will be by appointment only.

“National Guard members help us call community members to schedule appointments,” Iszler said. Calls are completed during business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those called are given instructions on where and when to report to the vaccination clinic. The information collected by CVHD will only include name, address, phone number, date of birth and a few health screening questions. There will be no collection of other personal information over the phone, including social security numbers or insurance information. When clients come in for their appointment, CHVD staff will help fill out the remaining insurance information that is needed.

Iszler also said the Federal Pharmacy Program provides the COVID vaccine directly to select pharmacies in North Dakota to provide vaccination at their facilities. This means that community members can be on multiple lists and have signed up multiple times in various places, so they can be called more than once. Iszler encourages people to make the first available appointment when called, whether at public health or a local pharmacy.

Currently, CVHD continues to vaccinate people in the Phase 1B priority group, including people 75 and older only.

“Different areas of North Dakota may belong to different priority groups, depending on their population,” Iszler said. Central Valley Health plans to complete vaccinations for people age 75 and older by next week and begin calling people in the next priority group, which includes people ages 65 to 74 with underlying health conditions.

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