|As of April 5, 2021|
Positivity rate based on data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
* The Jefferson County Health Department has adjusted the number of deaths related to COVID-19 from nine to eight. The number was altered after review by the State Medical Examiner determined that the criteria for a COVID-19 related death was not met for one reported death. This review is a routine part of the disease surveillance process to ensure accurate information.
|Health Department Capacity||Baseline||Current||Status|
|Health Department Staff||4 nurses
|10 additional staff||RED|
|Tests Back in
|2 days or less||2-3||GREEN|
(since last update)
|1285 first doses||661 second doses||1964 total|
All vaccination appointment for each vaccination site will be scheduled using PrepMod. Registrations are limited to Jefferson County residents only and identification will be required. Non-resident registrations will be deleted. Click here to sign up for a clinic.
Vaccines have been allocated to Montana in different ways. The state allocation through DPHHS is distributed to enrolled vaccination providers. The federal government has contracted CVS and Walgreens to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to long term care and assisted living facilities. During the Phase 1A rollout for healthcare workers and LTC/ASFs employers and contracted agencies provided a portion of the vaccinations for all counties. In addition the VA and Indian Health Services were provided vaccine allocations from either state or federal sources. Vaccine distribution and administration is a complicated process. Montana ranks as one of the top 10 vaccine administrators in the nation. MT DPHHS’s Immunization Program has done a remarkable job of providing vaccine, guidance and supervision of a process that is new and constantly changing.
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
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