Over 1,000 DC residents have received vaccine

Weather in the southern states slowed COVID vaccination efforts in Davis County last week.

Mylo Wells of Wells Hometown Drug said Friday the 100 doses his pharmacy expected to administer Feb. 18 and 19 did not arrive due to the winter storms in Mississippi and the inability to move supplies.

“Those appointments have been delayed a week,” he said. “We have been assured the vaccine will get here for Feb. 25 and 26 appointments.”

Wells is still contacting customers with higher risk factors as he determines his vaccination schedule

“When the vaccine supply stabilizes, we will allow people to call in and get on the appointment list,” he said.

Kim Burton, pharmacist at Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Bloomfield, said Hy-Vee’s shipment was also delayed due to the weather issue. Hy-Vee is expecting to get the vaccine Monday, Feb. 22, and begin administering shots Monday afternoon to those who expected to receive the vaccine last week.

“We’re anxious to get the vaccine in patient’s arms,” Burton said.

Individuals 65 and older who do not have internet service are encouraged to call Hy-Vee at 641-664-2975 to get on the schedule. Those who have internet should go to hy-vee.com/covid to schedule appointments.

Davis County Public Health vaccinated 120 individuals in the Phase 1B, 65 and older category, Thursday, Feb. 18, at its vaccine clinic.

“We want to thank everyone for being patient with our staff while we continue to work through vaccinating phase 1B citizens this week,” said Davis county Public Health Manager Lynn Fellinger. “We encourage Davis Countians to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead.”

Fellinger said those age 65 and older interested in receiving COVID-19 vaccine may call Davis County Public Health at 641-664-3629 or Davis County Medical Associates at 641-664-3682 to place their names on the list to be vaccinated.

“As Davis county Public Health receives vaccine allocations each week, they work their way down the list as quickly as possible to get vaccine to community members,” Fellinger said.

“We encourage Davis Countians to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. It is also critical to continue practicing the following mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the virus in our community:

• Wearing a mask or face-covering;

• Practicing social-distancing with those outside your household;

• Cleaning hands frequently with soap and water;

• Staying home if you feel sick.

Davis County COVID statistics

as of Feb. 21:

• Positive cases to date — 749

• New positive cases in the last seven days — 4

• Deaths — 23

• Vaccinated Davis County residents — 1056