St. Claire HealthCare’s (SCH) limited allocation of COVID-19 vaccines was quickly depleted Thursday as the health system began its first community vaccinations.
“Members of the community were lined up starting at 5:30 AM waiting to get in the door,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO. “The community’s quick adoption of the vaccine is a welcome signal of hope in our fight against COVID-19.”
SCH announced late Wednesday that it would begin administering vaccines to residents of Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Morgan, and Rowan Counties who were community healthcare workers, first responders, or anyone age 70 or above. There was so much demand for the vaccine the health system depleted its limited allocation within only five hours.
“We wish we had been able to provide vaccines to everyone who showed up, but today was just the beginning,” said Lloyd. “Additional doses will be coming soon and we will make sure they are administered to the public as quickly as possible.”
SCH expects to receive an additional allocation of the vaccine next week and will announce dates and times vaccinations will be available, and how to schedule an appointment, as soon as that information becomes available.
For the most recent information on vaccine availability, visit http://www.st-claire.org/COVIDvaccine or follow St. Claire HealthCare on social media.
(provided by St. Claire HealthCare)