Custer Health is opening vaccine clinic availability to all individuals listed under Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine priority groups.
Individuals wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Custer Health vaccine clinic must complete the Vaccination Interest Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VKWKDGZ. Individuals completing this online survey will then be contacted by Custer Health to set up their vaccination appointment. Only individuals who have a vaccination appointment will be able to receive the vaccine at these Custer Health conducted events.
“Opening availability to all of Phase 1B creates tremendous opportunity for eligible individuals who are looking to receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Custer Health Administrator Erin Ourada. “We are looking forward to continued full vaccine clinics and helping people receive this critical aspect of health protection during the global pandemic.”
Phases 1A and 1B represent up to about 312,000 individuals in North Dakota. The next Phase, 1C, is estimated to include about 165,000 people. Once Phase 1C has been completed, Phase 2, availability for the general public, will occur. By opening vaccine clinic appointments to all of Phase 1B the following groups are now eligible to receive vaccination:
- Healthcare workers
- First Responders
- Long-Term Care Residents & Staff
- Adults 75 and older
- Adults age 65-74 with 2+ underlying health conditions
- Other congregate setting residents & staff (e.g. corrections)
- Adults age 65-74 with 1 underlying health condition
- Adults 65 and older without underlying conditions
- People of any age with 2+ underlying conditions
- Childcare workers
- Preschool and K-12 school workers
Custer Health is following the guidelines set forth by North Dakota Department of Health on vaccination priority groups. More information about what groups are being vaccinated is available at https://www.custerhealth.com/vaccine-information.
Particularly following the recent announcement of the UK COVID-19 variant identified in North Dakota, all individuals are encouraged to continue practicing the mitigation measures that have helped keep many individuals healthy during the pandemic:
- Practice physical distancing that keeps you at least six feet from other people who are not in your household.
- Wear a face covering if social distancing is not possible.
- Wash your hands with soap often. If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Monitor your health daily and be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.
For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health continues to provide staffing for a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with questions. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.
For COVID-19-related inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Custer Health at 701-667-3370, or you can connect online with us at www.custerhealth.com and through Facebook. If you have specific COVID-19 questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.