RC Ministry of Health Sues COVID Vaccination Clinics; adds Pfizer | Health
The Richland County Department of Health will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Tuesdays and will offer a limited supply of Pfizer-branded vaccines.
The Department of Health offers the COVID-19 Moderna 2-dose and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 1-dose vaccine, offered at walk-in clinics on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. without an appointment. Starting August 10, a limited number of Pfizer vaccines will be available.
“We were finally able to acquire the Pfizer vaccine in reasonable quantities in ultra-cold storage at Glendive Medical Center,” said Kathy Helmuth, director of Medicare, of the new development.
“Once out of ultra-cold storage, we are able to store the vaccine in our freezer and refrigerator for a limited period of time. This limited storage time in the freezer and refrigerator allows us to transport only limited quantities, ”said Helmuth.
Pfizer brand COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in persons 12 years of age and older and is given as a series of 2 doses, 21 days apart. To make sure the vaccine is available for you or your teenager, please call the health department at 406-433-2207 to reserve a dose at a Tuesday clinic.
All clinics are held in the Department of Health, located at 1201 West Holly, Sidney. The health department is located in the community services building, next to the Mainstays hotel; in front of the Law & Justice Center; and kitten corner at the new fire station.
If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. Expect to spend around 30 minutes in the health department, although there may be additional unforeseen wait times. For questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine or to reserve a dose of Pfizer vaccine, please call 406-433-2207.