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Few appointments for COVID-19 vaccine available in Kent County

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Kim Baldwin a housekeeper at Messiah Community apartments in Urbana receives a vaccination to combat COVID-19 earlier this week as part of Phase 1A. Phase 1B of the vaccination process will begin soon

A pharmacist administering a COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday.

After prioritizing those 75 and older, they will begin to open vaccinations to residents 65-74.

The doses were administered during a "soft opening" earlier this week of a mass vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday at the Alabama Cruise Terminal in downtown Mobile. He said that Mobile County Health Officer Dr. Bernard Eichold's wife has yet to get a vaccine, and that "if we gave out one to everyone we wanted, she would have gotten the vaccine".

The COVID-19 vaccine is not a cure for the virus, the press release said.

Week of January 18: Vaccine providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines for those ages 80 and older. To those not yet eligible for vaccines, your turn is coming. In response, because they simply don't have time to field these calls, they have set up a COVID-19 vaccine information line: 607-547-4240.

"Together, our agencies are well-equipped to lead this effort in our community", said Health Commissioner Cindy Keller and Hardin County EMA Director Jake Burgbacher. The Help Line is not able to schedule appointments.

At a news conference Friday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the state was expecting to receive 210,000 doses next week from the country's stockpile to go toward second doses.

The state Department of Health defines a probable case as one in which a patient has "a positive serology (antibody) test and either covid-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure" to someone who has been confirmed to have coronavirus. It's unclear when appointment-only vaccinations will begin. "This is why we're not scheduling out as far as what people want". They involve an 84-year-old woman, 97-year-old man and 40-year-old woman.To date, 64 Cattaraugus County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications.

- The week of February 8, ages 65 and older.

Tier 2 is for those at risk of exposure at work in transportation and logistics, industrial, commercial, residential and sheltering facilities and services, and critical manufacturing. When the call center has booked all their slots, you'll hear a message saying "The call center is closed and appointments have been filled".

Calvert County Government (CCG) created a pre-registration portal in partnership with the Calvert County Health Department so citizens can more easily receive the vaccine once it is available for their vaccine priority group, in accordance with the Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

Once the county vaccinates all of the people who are now eligible, the county's weekly allocations will be put on pause.

"We are asking that people don't call or email the department to preregister at this time", said Kyle Auman, public health administrator of the Ogle County Health Department.

Regardless of appointment availability, people can complete an eligibility questionnaire online via MyChart and be notified when appointments become available. To pre-register for the vaccine at any of the above locations, visit www.scpublichealth.com, www.bellevuehospital.com or www.ProMedica.org.

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