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First vaccination clinic opens


February 4, 2021

-Chronicle photo by Melissa Gemmell

The first Columbia County COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held last week, January 28-29 at the Fairgrounds Pavilion, providing first-round inoculations to the community, giving a total of 818 vaccinations. Some 1,100 citizens are on the waiting list and the uncertainty of vaccine availability makes advance notice something in the 24-48 hour range, according to Cassie Sauer, president of the Washington State Hospital Association.

DAYTON–Columbia County Health System (CCHD/CCHS) partnered with Public Health and the Fire Department to offer the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic to the community at the County Fairgrounds Pavilion on January 27-28. Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman offered guidance to CCHS in setting up the clinic.

The Public Health Office worked to collect names of individuals aged 65 or older for t...

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