Less than 6 months ago, we were patiently waiting for our first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine. Today, more than 25,000 vaccine doses have been administered and over 60% of our community is fully vaccinated against the virus. This is an amazing start to the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For some, the last 14 months have crept by. For healthcare and other essential workers, it has been a marathon with little or no time to look back. I thank our community for the support our hospital has received, your diligence in masking and social distancing, and your eagerness and patience to vaccinate.
The dedicated staff and volunteers from the Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic have vaccinated hundreds of people a day. At our most recent clinic, we had the privilege to vaccinate some of our youngest residents (12 to 15-year-olds), and it was a delight to see families receiving the vaccine together. As the need for mass vaccination diminishes, we are proud to pass the baton to Emergency Management and Public Health, who will continue the vaccination efforts on a smaller scale, reaching out to those most at risk. We will introduce vaccines to our primary care clinics making it as easy as a visit to the doctor to get a vaccination. We thank the entire community for the outstanding collaboration and support.
With spring in the air and more and more friends and neighbors vaccinated, we are excited to bring vaccinations into the clinics and hospital to provide easy access to a shot. We take great pride in our ability to offer you the services you need in the community where we live. Last fall, we welcomed a dynamic OB/GYN duo, Drs. Skorberg and Luqman, their expertise is the foundation of our Women’s Health Clinic. And now, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Jeremy Idjadi to our Orthopedic Clinic. Dr. Idjadi treats orthopedic and sports medicine patients and specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee in addition to general orthopedic fracture care.
We have outstanding clinical teams, whether you need a routine checkup, cancer care, or that pain in your shoulder isn’t improving. Please, don’t put off critical health issues. We are here, we are your neighbor, and we want to take care of you.
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you.