Ephraim McDowell Health has stopped offering Covid-19 vaccines to the public. Ephraim McDowell Health was fortunate to be designated as the regional vaccination center to provide vaccines to individuals in early 2021.
The vaccination center opened to the public on February 2 when a team of nurses began providing the Moderna vaccine to people who made appointments. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman visited the vaccination center on the day it opened. Initially, Ephraim McDowell received 300 doses of the vaccine per week, but that number later increased as the vaccine supply increased. The vaccination center moved to the Boyle County Extension Office in April.
“We were extremely pleased to have been selected as the regional immunization center as vaccines became available,” said Jason Dean, administrator at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and vice president of clinical efficacy at Ephraim McDowell Health. “We are also grateful for the partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office, where we were able to provide our communities with a convenient place to get vaccinated. The vaccines are now available at several retail outlets in most communities, so there is no longer a need for Ephraim McDowell to continue offering the vaccines. “