Summit County Reaches COVID-19 vaccination milestone
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — The Summit County Health Department reported yesterday that more than 91% of county residents age 70+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, statewide, Utah reached a significant milestone last weekend in the battle against the virus: more than one million doses of the vaccine have been administered across the state.
“Knowing the majority of our residents who are 70 and older have been vaccinated offers a tremendous amount of relief,” Summit County Council Chair Glenn Wright said. “Each vaccine we administer brings us closer to a return to the family, friends, activities and events we have all missed over the past year. We are grateful to the Utah Film Studio and other community partners for their generous support of our clinic operations and the care they have for the health of Summit County residents.”
Aside from the 65 and older population, the Summit County Health Department, Park City Intermountain Hospital, and other community vaccine partners have made significant progress in other age groups, as well as the county’s homebound population. The Health Department nursing staff and Medical Reserve Corp administer vaccines in the homes of people likely to experience medical or safety issues if they ltraveled to vaccination site.
“We thank our residents for their patience, cooperation and participation throughout this process,” Summit County Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough said. “We have a very real chance of vaccinating 70 percent of our total population by the end of summer, which would be a remarkable achievement for our county. Our clinic staff and volunteers continue to do incredible work that makes this all possible.”
If you or someone you know is aged 60 or older and has not received an email or a phone call from Summit County to schedule a vaccine appointment, please call the county hotline at 435-333-0050 to register. If you or someone you know is homebound, the county will arrange for you to be vaccinated. People 18 and older with specific underlying conditions can register to receive a vaccine at summitcountyhealth.org.
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