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  • Washington County Vaccine information

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    Washington County Vaccine information

    Media Contact:                                                                         Media Contact :
    Manuela Banner                                                                        Terra Uhing
    President & CEO                                                                       Executive Director
    mbanner@mchhs.org                                                                 terra@3rphd.org
    (402) 426-1261                                                                         (402)727-5396
    For Immediate Release: January 27, 2021
    Three Rivers Public Health, Memorial Community Hospital
    & Health System Partner for Community Vaccination Effort
    Washington County, NE – The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) and Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (MCH) have announced a partnership that will help launch the community COVID-19 vaccination effort beginning with those 75 years of age and older in Washington County.
    Vaccinations for this age group will begin this week starting with those who have already submitted their names via the Three Rivers Public Health Department wait list. Vaccinations will be distributed at sites within Washington County provided by appointment only on designated days and times.
    “MCH is a terrific community partner, and we are delighted to be able to work with them to bring more vaccinations to Washington County residents,” said Terra Uhing, executive director of the Three Rivers Public Health Department. “We are very pleased with the interest from our 65-plus population in getting the vaccine. This is a population that is most at risk for COVID-19, so being able to get them vaccinated is a step in the right direction with the pandemic.”
    MCH will be using the 3RPHD wait list to contact individuals to schedule vaccination appointments. Individuals being vaccinated must commit to receiving both the first and second doses – with the second dose being administered approximately 28 days after the first dose.
    “I am grateful and humbled that MCH can be a partner in bringing hope in the form of a vaccine to the residents of our communities. said Manuela Banner, President & CEO of Memorial Community Hospital & Health System.  “So many of our community members have spent months in social isolation and the availability of public vaccinations is a big step in bringing our community back to the activities that they have had to leave behind for so long.”
    Through the partnership, 3RPHD will initially allocate 100 doses per week to MCH. There is a possibility that the weekly allocation will grow in the coming weeks if state and federal supply increases.
    MCH will be contacting residents for vaccinations in the order in which they registered for the Three Rivers Health Department wait list. Based on the amount of vaccine received, this process will take some time, so officials are asking for the community’s patience.
    Individuals 65 and older who want to be vaccinated and have not yet registered with the health department are encouraged to do so by sending an email to covid@3rphd.org. If individuals are unable to register online, they can contact a Three Rivers Public Health Department dedicated sign-up phone number at (402) 704-2247 and leave a voicemail.
    Jordan Rishel, IOM, Executive Director
    Jordan@Washingtoncountychamberne.com, (402) 533-4455