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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Vaccine clinic operating at the Columbia County fairgrounds


January 28, 2021

DAYTON—A new vaccine clinic to administer vaccinations for COVID-19 has been set up at the county fairgrounds. Clinics will run three days this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter, the COO of the Columbia County Health System.

Forty people are scheduled to receive their second dose on Tuesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This will be a dry run and to work out any flow issues, she said.

Forty people will receive their second dose, and 160 people in Phase 1b will receive their first dose, on Wednesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

An additional 200 people in Phase 1b are expected to receive their first dose on Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

On Monday, the County Public Health Administrator, Martha Lanman, told the board of county commissioners there are currently only three positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, and nobody has been hospitalized over the last week.

Individuals 65 and older and people 50 years living in multigenerational households who want to be vaccinated can call the Columbia County Public Health Department at (509) 382-2181 to schedule an appointment.


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