Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccinations are advertised at Lake Havasu Primary Care on the corner of Mesquite Avenue and Civic Center Lane.

More residents became eligible to receive a covid-19 vaccination on Thursday as the Mohave County Public Health Department announced that it has entered Phase 1B of the distribution plan.

Although moving forward through the phases, the health department said it will be sub-prioritizing distribution within the 1B population due to limited vaccine availability nationwide. The Public Health Department said it will follow guidelines from the Arizona Vaccine Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee in prioritizing 1B populations. The new phase will start by vaccinating protective service occupations first, followed by adults 75 and older, then education and childcare workers, followed by essential services/critical industry workers, and finally adults with risk conditions in congregate settings.

The first group in 1B to be vaccinated - protective services occupations - includes law enforcement, corrections officers, firefighters and other emergency response staff.

In the release, the health department said it does not know how long the 1B category will take to complete, but it hopes to be able to start administering vaccines to those 75 and older late next week. The health department also promised to announce more specific dates and timelines for Phase 1B as it comes available.

Winter visitors, if they are in the appropriate category, will be able to be vaccinated within Mohave County. The health department advises that those in the 1B population should contact a vaccine provider to schedule an appointment if they wish to receive the vaccine. The department also asks that people who are not in the 1B population refrain from contacting providers at this time.

At least four counties in Arizona have now moved into Phase 1B. The Arizona Department of Health Services website still listed Mohave County in Phase 1A on Thursday, but it’s website shows Apache, Gila and Pinal counties have all moved on to 1B.

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(5) comments

No BS

My lady is 61 and has Asthma. We've been confined in our home and never leave the house without the PPEs. These snowbirds wouldn't be leaving their homes, to travel to Lake Havasu, if they really had health concerns. These vaccines are in limited supply and distributed by population. I lost my dad 2 days before Christmas from the Covid 19, although the hospital put cardiac arrest on the death certificate?? Chances of serviving the virus at age 61 with asthma are slim. These snowbirds need to stay home and resume traveling when the virus is under better control. Please everyone needs to wear a mask, it will save lives!! Thanks, Rob

1502

Full time residents should be first not people on vacation in a RV

Mark2021

If old people with RV’s left your city what would happen to your city?

sportsparent

Limited vaccines and they will allow winter visitors to be vaccinated? How about we vaccinate year round residents first? This is ridiculous!

arteach

You'd rather have unvaccinated 75 year old snow birds mingling with us? They're in our community, they're just as much of a fresh meat magnet for those nasty microbes,, and I'd like to see everyone who's eligible right now getting in line for the shot.

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