Lake Chelan Health received its first shipment of 500 Moderna COVID-19 doses to be administered in Phase 1a of the distribution plan. Phase 1a includes healthcare workers, EMS and first responders. During the first few days, the Lake Chelan Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team administered 40 COVID-19 vaccinations.
As of December 29, more than 100 vaccinations have been given to Lake Chelan Health staff and some providers from Columbia Valley Community Health. The vaccine distribution plan will continue to roll out in phases as per federal, state and government requirements. All those who are vaccinated will need the second part of the vaccine within 28 days from when the first dose was given.
Lake Chelan Health will continue to monitor, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Public Health, the ongoing phases of the vaccine distribution plan and communicate those details to the community. Please visit the COVID-19 page on our website, or follow our Facebook page, for ongoing updates.