Vaccinations begin in Gilliam and Sherman counties

The first COVID-19 vaccinations of emergency responders and healthcare providers in Gilliam County took place on Thursday, Jan. 7 in Condon and Arlington. Wasco and Sherman counties have also begun vaccinating those priority groups.

  • 52 vaccines given Jan. 7 to emergency responders and healthcare workers in Gilliam County
  • North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) nurses worked with Gilliam County Emergency Services and Arlington Health Center on Thursday event
  • Sherman County administered its first 20 doses this week
  • Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue in Wasco County has administered about 160 doses so far to emergency responders

NCPHD nurses and support staff worked in coordination with the Gilliam County Emergency Services Office and Arlington Health Center to administer 50 vaccines Thursday.

“We’re excited to be able to vaccinate emergency responders and healthcare providers in Gilliam County,” said Kristen Slatt, vaccine coordinator for NCPHD. “We appreciate all the effort put in by our community partners to help make this happen.”

Under state guidance, the first group to get the vaccine includes emergency responders such as law enforcement, firefighters and ambulance personnel. NCPHD is instrumental in helping distribute vaccine to them.