The Division of Public Well being and Social Companies acquired one other cargo of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Thursday night time and is anticipating to provide extra enrolled suppliers doses quickly, spokeswoman Janela Carrera mentioned.
On Thursday, 7,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived.
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Greater than 30 enrolled suppliers across the island – personal clinics, pharmacies and others – have signed as much as give the COVID-19 vaccine to residents.
Public Well being is working with the suppliers to make sure they meet U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention storage and dealing with necessities for the vaccine, Carrera mentioned.
American Medical Heart has already been given 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and extra clinics are anticipated to obtain them.
Seventh-day Adventist Guam Clinic is anticipated to get the vaccine on Sunday, Carrera mentioned.
Public Well being is ready on some pending objects for Evergreen Well being Heart earlier than they’re given the vaccine, she mentioned.
FHP and United Healthcare are additionally anticipated to obtain their doses of the vaccine quickly, she mentioned.
Public Well being can also be working with some pharmacies on the record to verify they meet the federal necessities, she added.
The extra suppliers which have the vaccine, the extra choices will open up for residents to get the vaccine. Public Well being has been dealing with a lot of the vaccinations because the photographs arrived on Guam final month, which has prompted lengthy traces.
Residents 60 years and older are at present being prioritized for the vaccine. Public Well being estimates greater than 19,000 folks on Guam are in that age group.