COVID-19 vaccine scheduling for phase 1A in Tremp. Co.


(1/20/2021)

The Trempealeau County Health Department is partnering with Gundersen Tri-County to administer the COVID-19 vaccine following the government’s phased vaccine distribution guidelines.

“Gundersen Tri-County has been fortunate to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to all staff with great response,” said Kate Cain, director of pharmacy at Gundersen Tri-County. “As frontline health care workers we have been given an opportunity to lead the community in acknowledging the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and are excited to provide this same opportunity to others as they are eligible.”

The health department held the first public vaccination clinic on January 13th, and 46 individuals received the first dose of the vaccine. We continue to focus on individuals in phase 1A, which includes health care personnel. Beginning January 18, police, fire, and correctional personnel can also be vaccinated. Those who meet the phase 1A guidelines and want to receive a vaccine can call the Health Department at 715-538-3826. We will collect information to share with Gundersen Tri-County to ensure all eligible individuals can be vaccinated. The vaccine is provided for free and the administration fee will be covered by insurance or available funding.

•    Anesthesia-related team members

•    Behavior health providers

•    Certified nursing assistant, nurse aide, medical assistant

•    Chiropractors

•    Clinical ethicist

•    Dental services

•    Home health workers

•    Emergency medical responders

•    Health care trainees

•    Hospice workers

•    Nurses working in community settings

•    Long-term care facilities staff and residents age 75+

•    Pharmacist/pharmacist assistant

•    Phlebotomists and laboratory personnel

•    Physician assistant/nurse practitioners

•    Physicians

•    Public health workers providing vaccines and testing for COVID-19

•    Radiologic technologists

•    Respiratory therapists

•    Social workers, case management workers

•    Therapy services (i.e., physical, occupational, speech)

•    Transportation services provided to transport patients to and from healthcare settings

•    Police officers

•    Fire personnel

•    Correctional officers

        

“The pandemic has been stressful for many people. I chose to become vaccinated because I want to protect my family, our health care system, and our community against the effects of COVID-19,” said Denise Doerr, infection prevention/employee health nurse at Gundersen Tri-County. “I am looking forward to others being able to receive this opportunity to make a difference as well and return to normalcy where we can gather with our friends and family. Until then, I am still maintaining social distancing, wearing a face covering, and frequent hand washing. These are tools that we all have now to help slow the spread.”

Phase 1A eligible individuals can also reach out to the following agencies to schedule a vaccine appointment. For the Marshfield Clinic Health System, visit www.marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/infectious-diseases/community-vaccine and complete the self-registration vaccine survey. For Mayo Clinic Health System (Eau Claire, Barron, Rice Lake, Bloomer, Osseo and Menomonie), visit www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/covid-19-nwwi-vaccination-phase. For individuals who work in La Crosse County, Ask your employer to fill out this Vaccine Referral Form: form.jotform.com/203626372688060. We anticipate the county will move to phase 1B vaccine distribution in the coming weeks. When we move into the next phase, we will contact the eligible groups and promote information through Facebook, websites, radio, and local newspaper. Please limit calls to the Health Department if you are not in phase 1A.The Health Department and Gundersen Tri-County want to remind everyone to keep their guard up. The pandemic is not over and we must continue to protect our community. Wear a mask, physical distance, avoid gathering with others, wash hands frequently, and stay home when sick. We are nearing the end of the pandemic, but must remain diligent. For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC and Wisconsin DHS websites.

 

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