MHP COVID-19 Update | 2/23/2020
Major Health Partners
Shelby County has been designated as
YELLOW in this week’s county color code advisory map based on the 7-day
average of positive cases and rate of cases per 100,000. Please visit
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm for additional information.
- Covid activity at Major Hospital and its physician practices remains very
low compared to previous months. MHP continues to highly recommend masks,
social distancing and proper hand hygiene. We strongly encourage everyone
to get their Covid vaccine(s) as soon as they are eligible.
Indiana State Department of Health has announced that
Hoosiers aged 60-64 are now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations. The State reported that additional age groups will be added as more vaccine
Indiana began administering the vaccines in mid-December. As of Monday,
893,246 Hoosiers had received a first dose of vaccine and 440,028 had
been fully vaccinated. To schedule a vaccine, pleasevisit
https://ourshot.in.gov and select a location from one of more than 370 clinics around the state.
People who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance
scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s
Area Agencies on Aging, or AARP.
As of 2/22/2021, the MHP Covid vaccination clinic has administered 6,538
doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The State dictates the vaccine schedule and
aligns the schedule with the number of vaccines that we receive each week.
We are currently scheduled out through March 8th. The MHP Covid clinic is administering 200 doses per day and operates
6 days/week. We have shown we can definitely administer more than 200
doses per day as evidenced when we had to catch up on delayed vaccines
caused by inclement weather. During the catch-up days, we administered
approximately 380 doses utilizing our same operational plan and staffing.
We are fortunate to be able to staff the vaccine clinic with 8 former
MHP nurses who had retired.
- To date, only one patient required care after receiving the vaccine. This
patient was sent to the Emergency Department and given Benadryl/Prednisone.
After one hour of monitoring, the patient fully recovered and was discharged home.