HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill County officials are continuing to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to residents.
Northern Montana Health Care Vice President of Regulatory and Community Services Christen Obresley encourages those who are eligible to sign up, saying the process is simple.
“The process of getting the shot is pretty quick. You go up there, you get registered, you get your vaccine and have to wait for a bit to make sure that you don’t have any serious complications, and then you’re good to go. And you’ll be called back for your second vaccine 28-30 days later.”
Obresley adds that 75 percent of NMHC staff and 96 percent of Care Center residents have been vaccinated, with only minor temporary side effects such as a sore arm or headache being reported.
Hill County has opened up the waiting list for Phase 1C so they will be ready to begin vaccinating eligible residents once the state gives the go ahead. This group includes anyone over the age of 60, frontline essential workers and people living in congregate settings.
Hill County residents eligible for Phase 1B or 1C can call the Health Department at 400-2369 to register.
The Health Department has partnered with Bullhook Clinic and Northern Montana Health Care to help administer the vaccines via clinics at the Holiday Village Mall. Separate clinics have been held through Veterans Affairs and the Rocky Boy Health Center.
As of Wednesday morning, 4,733 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Hill County residents, with 1,423 people have received the second dose and are considered fully immunized.