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Chairman Brown “YCCHS Director has Done a Tremendous Job”

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From Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig L. Brown:

Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Director Leslie Horton has done a tremendous job of working with the Arizona State Department of Health Services to make sure that Yavapai County residents get every opportunity to receive the Covid Vaccine as quickly as possible. Yavapai County is now working to complete vaccination of Phase 1B, which some estimates place at over 100,000 individuals. With support from local pharmacies, the Community Health Services of Yavapai, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, and Spectrum Healthcare Group, multiple Point of Distribution or POD sites have been set up throughout Yavapai County, and are prepared to administer thousands of doses each day.

Each week YCCHS places their order with the state for the Covid Vaccine based on requests from local health providers as well as the large POD sites. YCCHS placed an order for nearly 23,000 doses this past Wednesday and was informed that they would only be receiving about 10% of the requested amount. While the state’s allocation remains the same the number of organizations pulling from that supply has continued to increase.

Chairman Craig Brown and Director Horton are working hard with other legislative and state elected officials to obtain additional doses and move any available vaccines that were allocated to Yavapai County to these large POD sites as well as regularly requesting additional doses of the vaccine from the State Health Services. Unfortunately, at this time, there are no available appointments at the large POD events. We encourage everyone in the 1B group to continue to monitor Yavapai.US/CHS website for Covid-19 vaccine updates and Veterans to contact the VA.

Even if you have received your vaccine it is important to continue to follow CDC guidelines by staying home when sick, wear a mask in public, physically distance when you can, and wash your hands often.

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