Public Well being Delta, Menominee Counties provides almost 1,200 vaccines final week

ESCANABA, MENOMINEE, Michigan (WLUC) – The Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) for Public Health are providing the community with their weekly COVID-19 vaccine update.

On Monday, February 15th, PHDM 500 received first doses of the Moderna vaccine. Two hundred of these cans were shipped to the Delta County office and 300 to the Menominee County office. PHDM also received 400-second doses.

OSF St. Francis Hospital did not receive any doses this week. However, OSF provided PHDM with 186-second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for a clinic at Menominee High School.

During the week of February 15-21, PHDM held six clinics and administered 1,197 doses (700 second doses and 497 first doses) to people 65 and older, health professionals, first responders, prison staff, and foremen K to 12 teachers.

Two of the clinics were second dose clinics held at Bay College, one second dose clinic was held at the Menominee County PHDM office, and another at Menominee High School.

One first dose clinic was held at Bay College and another was held at the Pullman House Supper Club in Menominee.

The supply of COVID-19 vaccines remains extremely limited. To date, PHDM has more than 1,500 people aged 65 and over who have signed up for the vaccine.

Due to the limited supply, it can take many weeks for eligible people to be contacted. The health department values ​​the patience of the public.

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