The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Holly Harper
Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District 

60+ Vaccine Clinic March 23rd at Whitehall High

 

March 10, 2021



Three hundred (300) doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to local residents Tuesday, March 23rd as a coordinated effort between Josh Morris, owner of the Elkhorn Pharmacy and Whitehall Drug, the Jefferson County Rural Ambulance District, and Whitehall Schools. “Phase 1B+” eligible individuals (age 60+) will be able to receive the vaccine.

These vaccines are being made available through the Elkhorn Pharmacy/Whitehall Drug as a federal distribution point and not through the Jefferson County Health Department, so county of residence is not relevant. Costs incurred for the clinic are being borne by the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District with the intent to be reimbursed with federal pandemic relief dollars, so the in-district or out-of-district status of people who want vaccines is not relevant either.

Insurance information will be collected if you have insurance, and if you do not, the vaccine is free. More details about the March 23rd event will be available in next week’s Ledger.

Also, school staff desiring the vaccine will be immunized at the school facilities March 16th, in keeping with President Biden’s directive on school personnel nationwide. The Elkhorn Pharmacy/Whitehall Drug is providing the vaccine and the vaccinators for that event.

Appointments can be made from 9-2pm for age 60+ and medical conditions.

Each person needs to do 2 things to get scheduled.

1) Make an appointment at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22081385 for Tuesday, March 23rd. The other dates are for clinics in other areas.

2) Complete the online paperwork at https://form.jotform.com/210674536755159

The Whitehall Library staff is available to help people get signed up for this clinic. Do not call the school for details. They are allowing the use of their facility, but they are not coordinating appointments or giving information.

Bring your insurance card to the appointment if you have insurance. If not, the vaccine is free.

The date for the second vaccination in this series will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

 

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