Wayne Community Health Center will be receiving the COVID vaccine around the beginning to middle of February 2021. We know that many of you are eager to get this vaccine. WCHC has been working hard with our state and local health departments to prepare to become a vaccination site. When we get the vaccine we will vaccinate with a prioritized schedule for those that are high risk and vulnerable patients. Most of the local healthcare workers will already be immunized so we will follow the state recommendation for a continued phased process and proceed as quickly as possible to get everyone vaccinated as soon as we can.
Please understand we have limited vaccines and the vials will be a multi-dose so we will want to give the vaccination in groups of 10. We expect COVID-19 vaccines will be available to high risk age groups, people with certain underlying medical conditions, and those who live in our service area and are at higher risk for the virus that causes COVID-19.
You don’t need to “get on a waiting list” to be vaccinated. When the vaccine is available, we expect to have it available at all of our WCHC clinic locations throughout Wayne, Garfield, and North Sevier communities. We will post information on our web site at www.waynechc.org, on social media, and local papers. In addition to this, we will be calling our patients that meet criteria to inform you of the opportunity to receive your vaccine. Due to the storage requirements of the vaccine, we may only be able to give it at certain clinic sites on certain days and during a specific time period (meaning we need to thaw it for 1 hour and then give it within 3 hours).
We will keep you updated as the time draws closer. Thank you for your patience in these difficult times.