About COVID Vaccine Distribution A message about the COVID Vaccine from Bradley Berryhill, MD, Chief Medical Officer March 3, 2021 Bradley Berryhill, MDCommunity Health Chief Medical Officer It’s been a long journey. Working together, we are stemming the spread of COVID-19. Currently, we are now distributing vaccinations in a stepwise manner. This will take some time to complete. Community Health is supporting this important effort. Returning our communities back to a new normal is our goal. Vaccinating our patients is an important component in achieving community immunity and preventing the development of severe disease. Receiving the vaccine is a coordinated process which is determined by your risk of disease. This can be frustrating for some. Please have patience and be prepared to register for the vaccine. Vermonters can register for an appointment via the Vermont Department of Health. The current age range and eligibility are listed on the website www.healthvermont.gov/myvaccine. Call for more information about an appointment at 855-722 -878 Monday through Friday 8:15am-5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm. In New York State, their COVID-19 vaccination hotline operates 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. 1-833 NYS04-VAX (1-833-697-4829). For more information about New York state vaccinations check their websites: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or https://washingtoncountyny.gov/ If you have questions about your eligibility or health condition, contact your primary care provider. Please continue to keep each other safe and limit the spread of COVID in our communities by: Wearing a mask. Practicing social/physical distancing. Cleaning your hands often. These are challenging times but we will get through them together.