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CFVH Covid-19 Update - 12/22/20

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Clark Fork Valley Hospital has received its first shipment of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Consistent with national guidelines, this first allocation will be used to vaccinate front-line healthcare workers and Long Term Care residents. We are reaching out to healthcare providers outside of Clark Fork Valley Hospital to incorporate them into the prioritization process of the initial vaccines. At this time we have no vaccines for the general population of Sanders County, nor for individuals in other high risk categories. Like many of you, we look forward to the time when the supply of vaccine will allow us to expand its use into the general population, however, we have no information regarding when that will be. When we do receive vaccine for wider distribution we will let the community know how to obtain it. At this point, we are not maintaining a list of individuals requesting to have the vaccine.

The distribution of vaccine marks a pivotal point in the effort to control the pandemic, but we must remember the bedrock of our work remains handwashing, mask use, social distancing, and staying home if ill. As individuals we will still follow this recommendations even after receiving the vaccine.

Gregory S. Hanson, MD

CFVH President/CEO

Family Medicine Network

Healthcare across Sanders County

Thompson Falls


Hot Springs