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Coronavirus: Clark County still has 2,600 vaccine appointments available for next week
Springfield News-Sun - 2/26/2021
Feb. 26—Clark County still has 2,600 COVID-19 vaccine doses available for next week.
Registrations for next week's appointments with the Clark County Combined Health District opened Thursday morning.
Individuals who are 65 and older or individuals with a qualifying health condition can schedule an appointment.
Qualifying health conditions include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, inherited metabolic disorder including phenylketonuria, severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly and microcephaly, severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome and muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, alpha and beta thalassemia, solid organ transplants, severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalizations within the past year, severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalizations within the past year, severe lung disease including asthma requiring hospitalizations within the past year.
Those who were eligible for vaccination in phase 1a, including non-hospital affiliated healthcare workers and congregate care residents and staff, nursing home or assisted living facilities not enrolled in the federal long-term care pharmacy program are also able to schedule appointments.
The Clark County Combined Health District is encouraging those who qualify for the vaccine to schedule an appointment now before the state opens registration to more individuals.
"It is unknown how long vaccine eligibility will be held at 65 and when the eligibility restrictions are loosened, the ability to procure an appointment will drastically decrease," a statement from the health district said.
To schedule an appointment, residents can call the health district at 937-717-2439 or schedule online at ccchd.com.
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