Clark Fork Valley Hospital prepares to move to next phase of COVID-19 vaccination plan

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 19:43:42-05

PLAINS — Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains has announced plans to move to the Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Hospital President and CEO Dr. Gregory S. Hanson said a total of 243 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given to healthcare workers, long term care residents as well as some of the highest risk patients in Sanders County.

Dr. Hanson states in a letter the hospital will receive 220 vaccines this week to begin Phase 1B distribution as soon as Friday, Jan. 29.

Phase 1B guidelines include individuals age 70 and over and people between 18-and-69 with certain high-risk medical conditions. Dr. Hanson says the hospital will be reaching out to people who have completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Survey to schedule vaccination appointments.

Sanders County residents who are interested in receiving the vaccine as it becomes available can click here. The survey is being used to generate a list for scheduling vaccination appointments at Plains Family Medicine.

Residents are being asked not to call for appointments regarding the vaccine.

People without internet access can contact the Sanders County Council on Aging who will help residents complete the survey. They can be reached at (406) 741-2343 Monday – Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.