This week marks the eligibility for those 70 and older to be vaccinated. There are a total of 10,222 people aged 70 and older in Klamath County. It will be weeks, perhaps months, before everyone who would like to be vaccinated will have access to vaccine.

Please be patient. There is not a registry for those who would like to be vaccinated. Individuals must contact the vaccine provider for an appointment and available vaccine.

Last week’s shipment of vaccine arrived this Monday morning, along with this week’s shipment. Some of this week’s vaccine provided to Klamath County was Pfizer and sent directly to Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Of the vaccine received at Public Health, 700 first doses will be given to Sky Lakes Medical Center. Another 400 second doses will be given, too.

To schedule an appointment with Sky Lakes Medical Center, call 1-833-606-4370.

Second doses were also given to the Bonanza and Merrill Clinics (200 doses) and Klamath Open Door Clinic (270 doses).

Albertsons Pharmacy will eventually be able to provide vaccinations and appointments can be made online.

Again, doses are limited. Not everyone who wants a vaccine will receive one immediately. Please continue to be patient.

More information will be provided, as it becomes available.