Vaccination is Safe
75 & Older 1B Sub-Category Phase Ongoing
New Provider Onboard By Midweek
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (January 18, 2020) – Mohave County health care providers and facilities are offering vaccination administration to the Phase 1B prioritized group “75 Years and Older.”
The County Health Department wants individuals to know:
- The vaccine will help protect you from getting COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19 infection; even if a person does get sick with COVID-19 after being vaccinated, it may greatly reduce the risk from becoming seriously ill.
- Being vaccinated helps protect those around you from becoming sick.
Reducing your risk from becoming sick with COVID-19 by getting vaccinated means you are less likely to pass the illness to those around you such as your family, friends, co-workers and persons who are at increased risk for severe illness.
- Being vaccinated is a safer way to be protected from COVID-19 rather than becoming sick with COVID-19.
COVID-19 illness can range from very mild symptoms to severe illness resulting in hospitalization or life-threatening complications. While the vaccine may cause some side effects in some individuals, they are usually very mild side effects and only last a day or two; so far, severe side effects from the vaccine have been rarely reported.
- The COVID-19 vaccination will help to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although social distancing, mask-wearing, and handwashing are all important tools in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the vaccine can greatly reduce the risk of an individual becoming infected, thereby stopping the spread. When these preventative measures are used all together, the sooner the pandemic will end.
The “75 Years and Older” category include the individuals considered the most vulnerable and are at highest risk for severe illnesses, hospitalizations, and death from the disease. A list of current Mohave County vaccine providers with their websites and phone numbers can be accessed at the following link: https://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=127&cid=1444&page=2&rid=2230 or by checking the Mohave County COVID Hub at www.mohavecounty.us All locations require appointments to be set up via their websites or by phone.
There will also be a continuation of vaccinations for those in the 1A group and “Protective Services Occupations” that were prioritized in the 1B group. Persons not within the currently active categories should refrain from contacting providers at this time.
Here in Mohave County, please note that individual providers are still in the process of streamlining their individual vaccination scheduling, training staff in the vaccination priorities, and maximizing their weekly capacity for providing vaccines. Some are still vaccinating individuals in the 1A or 1B (Protective Services) categories before proceeding to the 75+ category but are working diligently to get as much vaccine administered as rapidly as possible, despite the overwhelming demand and limited resources.
A major provider is expected to be added by the middle of this week as the expansion of vaccination locations increases.
As sufficient vaccine is received, vaccination will be expanded to other subcategories of Phase 1B. The date/timeline will be announced as soon as possible. There are no restrictions for winter visitors getting vaccine within Mohave County. Some vaccination locations may require additional documentation. Persons are encouraged to continue to monitor the Public Health website to obtain the most current information at https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/
Also, for more information, please visit the CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html