Grant County receives 100 new COVID-19 vaccine doses

By on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

JOHN DAY – Community Counseling Solutions Director Kimberly Lindsay provided our newsroom with an update on the vaccine work that is occurring in Grant County.  Last week, the Grant County Health Department and Blue Mountain Hospital District jointly administered 166 vaccines.  Lindsay said, “It was a busy week!” 100 new doses of the vaccine were received this week. 

These will first go to the people that didn’t receive a first dose in Phase 1a, like home care providers and individuals receiving in-home care, as well as some educators. After that, remaining doses are earmarked for individuals 80 and over. Lindsay said their hopes are to have these administered this week or early next week. 

The health department and hospital district have determined that doses need to be set aside for individuals who received their first dose in a different county.

In addition to distributing the 100 new doses, focus is also being placed on booster shots to those who have received their first dose. 

 Lindsay wrote that she didn’t know when additional doses will be received.