(Friday - February 26, 2021) - It's been several
weeks since Dickinson County Memorial has had a Covid-19 patient, a sure
sign that the effects of the virus are waning in Dickinson County.
It's been a long haul for local health care workers, as Covid
dominated the local health care system for nearly a year. A total of 55
Dickinson County deaths were attributed to the Covid infection during
the past year. As of today's MDHHS report, there are still 14 deaths
awaiting determination in the County.
Sue Hadley, representing the hospital's
Covid Response Team, told the hospital Board of Trustees at its Thursday
meeting, that the vaccination program is proceeding well. Hadley said
that a total of 2,848 vaccines, (first and second doses), have been
delivered by the health care system. Working in conjunction with the
health department and other clinics, a total of 6992 doses of the
vaccine have been administered.
Hadley told the board, " I think
that it's been really great for Dickinson and iron, counties, and that
rollout has really been smooth. The hospital and the county both were
very diligent in first and second dose monitoring, so we were very
accurate so that was really great."
The Dickinson-Iron District
Health Department (DIDHD) is currently accepting appointments for COVID
vaccinations for those individuals that fall within Phase 1B Priority
One and Two groups.
Phase 1B Priority One group consists of those
residents 65 years of age or above.
Phase 1B priority Two group
consists of first responders, educators, corrections staff and child
protective service workers.
DICKINSON COUNTY RESIDENTS
Scheduling will began on Wednesday, February 24th. Individuals may
schedule their own appointments by visiting the health department's
website at: www.didhd.org.
Individuals who do not have computer access, may call 906-774-1868 to
IRON COUNTY RESIDENTS
Scheduling will began on Tuesday, February 23. Again, individuals may
schedule their own appointments at:
www.didhd.org. Individuals who do not have computer access may call
906-265-9913 to schedule.
Mass clinics will be scheduled at the
following off-site locations to allow for better social distancing:
Dickinson County: At the Dickinson County
Fairgrounds near Norway. The clinic will be held in the yellow
administration building, located near the entrance across from Marion
Park and the Oak Crest Golf Course.
At the Forest Park School. The clinic will be held at the entrance near
the parking lot by the bus garage.