09 Feb OMC Administers 1,530 Doses at Weekend Vaccine Clinic
Olympic Medical Center, in partnership with the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services and volunteers from the County’s Emergency Operations Center, completed its first public COVID-19 community vaccination clinics on February 6 and 7 at Port Angeles High School.
Over the two-day vaccine clinic, OMC administered 1,530 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to eligible residents – those 65 years of age and older – of the Port Angeles and Joyce areas. To support this effort, 53 OMC staff contributed their time and expertise to the clinics.
“Our staff has done a tremendous job in ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of the vaccine to as many Clallam County residents as possible,” Olympic Medical Center CEO Darryl Wolfe said. “Their planning and proficiency was evidenced in the success of this weekend’s vaccine clinic.
“Also, thank you to the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services staff and the County’s EOC volunteers for their collaboration and contributions as the medical community continues to work together to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Clallam County. Delivering more than 1,500 vaccines in two days would not have been possible without the County EOC’s well-developed infrastructure and the many hardworking volunteers who supported OMC staff in this combined effort.”
The Port Angeles vaccine clinics will continue every weekend in the months of February and March. Individuals who are interested in receiving the vaccine must register online in advance.
OMC is providing supply of the Pfizer vaccine on February 27-28, March 6-7 and March 27-28, while North Olympic Healthcare Network is providing supply of the Moderna vaccine on February 13-14, February 20-21, March 13-14 and March 20-21. The two vaccines are not interchangeable. Individuals must receive the same vaccine for both their first and second doses.
OMC’s community vaccine clinics follow the success of the medical center’s employee vaccine clinics. In the span of about seven weeks between mid-December and early-February, approximately 1,200 health care workers at OMC voluntarily received the two-dose vaccination series, the first step in building community resistance to COVID-19.