Ravalli County Public Health receives 600 COVID-19 vaccine doses

Ravalli County Public Health Department
Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 19:04:28-05

HAMILTON — Ravalli County Public Health reports that 600 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed to local providers this week.

Ravalli County Public Health Director Tiffany Webber says 300 doses were allocated to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and 300 doses were allocated to Public Health.

Public Health has transferred 100 of those doses to Ravalli Family Medicine to begin the process of vaccinating their Phase 1B patients, according to Webber.

The remaining 200 doses will be used to cover previously scheduled appointments at the new Ravalli Public Health annex location located at the corner of State and Third streets.

Webber says that to date, Ravalli Public Health has administered 500 doses of vaccine, with residents beginning to return for their second doses.

The vaccine registry went live at about 3 p.m. On Monday and as of 2 p.m. Tuesday it had received 1,774 “Notices of Intent” to receive vaccination through Ravalli County Public Health, according to Webber.

The registry will be used to schedule appointments with Webber noting that “it’s not a guarantee of a particular appointment or particular vaccine. Public Health will use the resource pool to contact those registered residents directly for scheduling.”

Webber says that Ravalli County Public Health will tentatively begin to schedule appointments the week of Feb. 15 for the following week based on doses received.

“We ask for your continued patience. We will get vaccine to anyone that wants it,” Webber said. “In the interim, please continue to observe any public health guidelines or directives.”