|As of 12:00 pm January 22, 2021|
Positivity rate based on data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
|Health Department Capacity||Baseline||Current||Status|
|Health Department Staff||4 nurses
|10 additional staff||RED|
|Tests Back in
|2 days or less||3-4||YELLOW|
|172* first doses|
*If you want to be placed on the waiting list, call 225-4004 and leave a message containing your name, your age and a telephone number. We will call you back to schedule an appointment when vaccine is available.
Jefferson County Public Health is currently completing Phase 1A and starting Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes all licensed healthcare workers, their support staff and those professionals in behavioral and mental health professions; people aged 70 and older, and people with high risk medical conditions or at elevated risk due to race.
On January 5th changes were made to the state’s phased plan for vaccination distribution. Phase 1B will include adults aged 70 years and older, those aged 16 to 69 with high-risk medical conditions and American Indians and other people of color who may be at an elevated risk for COVID-19 complications. Details on those individuals covered in vaccination Phase 1B, as provided by the state, are available from the DPHHS Health Alert Network (HAN). Frontline essential workers have been moved from Phase 1B to Phase 1C.
Phase 1A individuals will be able to receive the vaccine during Phase 1B if needed. Phase 1B includes a very large number of eligible individuals and vaccine is currently distributed in limited allotments. Thank you for your patience as information is subject to change. We will do our best to inform you as changes are made. To be placed on the Jefferson County waiting list, please call 406-225-4004 and leave a message containing your name, age and phone number.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what might happen can be overwhelming. Coping with stress in a positive way helps yourself, your family and your community. Even if you don't feel stressed yourself, helping others that do builds strong and resilient communities.
Some excellent information and resources for coping with stress are available from the CDC.gov