SUPERIOR — Public health officials in Mineral County are continuing to provide the COVD-19 vaccine to residents.
The Mineral County Health Department and Mineral Community Hospital are continuing to work together to distribute the vaccines as they become available.
A social media post notes that the Mineral County Health Department requests vaccine from the state on a weekly basis and “if the state allocates doses to Mineral County; we coordinate a clinic and administer all doses received within the same week.”
Mineral County has approximately 1,709 residents that qualify for Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. Qualifications for this phase include people over the age of 70 and individuals between 18 and 69 years old who have one or more qualifying high-risk medical conditions.
Residents who qualify for Phase 1B and have not left a message with the Mineral County Health Department since Jan. 20 are asked to call (406) 822-3564. Callers should leave a message including name, date of birth and phone number.
The health department notes they are currently maintaining a list of names in the order requests are received. Residents will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
"We appreciate your patience. We realize demand far exceeds supply at this time,” the social media post reads.
Statistics from the Montana COVID-19 Response website shows that 392 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and that 49 people are fully immunized. A total of 213 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Mineral County including 210 recoveries.