41st COVID-19 Death in Wasco County; Vax updates

Sadly, we are reporting a 41st death from COVID-19 in Wasco County. The person tested positive on Oct. 15 and died on Oct. 19 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

Vaccines remain our best way to end the pandemic and prevent loss of life or hospitalizations. Vaccines are free to everyone. Through Oct. 23, at least 27,519 doses have been administered in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties.

· North Central Public Health District has administered 16,724 doses, 44 in the last week.

· Mid-Columbia Medical Center has administered 1,937 doses, 44 in the last week.

· One Community Health has administered 3,814 doses, 23 in the last week.

Other entities have previously administered 4,440 doses. These totals do not include vaccines administered by local pharmacies. In Wasco County, 73.1 percent of those 18 and up are vaccinated; in Sherman County, its

65.7 percent, and in Gilliam County, its 49.1 percent.

NCPHD is holding a number of large clinics in the coming days and weeks. To book your own appointment, for either a first, second or booster dose of either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, visit https://www.ncphd.org/book-vaccine or call us at 541-506-2600.

(For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600, visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or find us on Facebook.)