Ephraim McDowell Health ceasing COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Published 1:00 am Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Ephraim McDowell Health has stopped offering Covid-19 vaccines to the public. Ephraim McDowell Health was fortunate to be designated as a Regional Vaccination Center to provide vaccines to individuals in early 2021.
The Vaccination Center opened to the public on February 2 when a team of nurses began providing the Moderna vaccine to individuals who scheduled appointments. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman visited the Vaccination Center on its opening day. Initially, Ephraim McDowell received 300 doses of vaccine weekly but that number increased later as vaccine supplies expanded. The Vaccination Center relocated in April to the Boyle County Extension Office.
“We were extremely happy to be selected as a regional vaccination center as vaccines became available,” says Jason Dean, Administrator at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness at Ephraim McDowell Health. “We are also grateful for the partnership with the Boyle County Extension office where we were able to offer our communities a convenient location to get vaccinated. Vaccines are now available at several retail locations in most communities, so there is no longer a need for Ephraim McDowell to continue offering the vaccines.”