Forks Community Hospital Status Report for Forks & West End

Forks Community Hospital Status Report for Forks & West End

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Sources:

http://www.clallam.net/Coronavirus/
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard
https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/covid-19-risk-assessment-dashboard
Forks Community Hospital
Numbers reflect those shared by sources on 04/07/2021 @ 2:40 pm
  • New COVID-19 positive reported by Forks Community Hospital.
    • Contact tracing has started regarding a new positive case in our community
    • At this time, we cannot share any information regarding location, contraction, or possible variants
    • We remind everyone to continue to practice good hand hygiene, wear a mask over your mouth and nose, and social distance when possible
    • As a community, we continue to rise to the occasion by monitoring our own behaviors and keeping ourselves safe. We thank you for your partnership. #ForksStrong

 

FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NEWS

  • See below for information regarding the April 30, 2021 COVID-19 vaccination clinic. This is the last initial-dose vaccination clinic we have scheduled at this time, and it is open to all residents of Clallam and West Jefferson Counties aged 18 years old or older.
  • WE NEED YOUR OPINION! Forks Community Hospital is engaged in planning to make sure we understand our community’s needs and expectations related to health care. As part of this process, we are undertaking a community survey.  We encourage you to take the 5-7 minutes needed to complete this survey. We are confident that the results will be used to improve the patient’s care experience and our local health care system.  Please respond at your earliest convenience.  Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRSWVXP
    • The Survey will be released in Spanish soon.
  • If none of our dates work for you and your family please call the county as 360-417-2483 to schedule an appointment in Port Angeles or at a Health Department. You can also schedule an outside of Forks but in Clallam County appointment by visiting http://www.clallam.net/Coronavirus/ and clicking the green button just above the COVID-19 in Clallam County graph.
  • As spring approaches, our residents of Long Term Care are asking for a few items to allow them to work in the patio garden.
    • Long Term Care is requesting:
      • A soil amendment or compost
      • Coconut husks for hanging baskets
      • Flowers to plant in the planters and beds
    • All donations can be delivered to the Administration Building located at 550 5th Avenue across from Saint Anne’s Church. Monetary donations should have the note “LTC Garden” included with the donation.
    • Our Long Term Care residents continue to feel important and remembered by their community through your outstanding generosity. Thank you so much for your support and compassion.

 

 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information

Clallam County Fire District No. 1, City of Forks, Clallam County Emergency Management, Quillayute Valley School District, Chinook Pharmacy, and Forks Community Hospital will be hosting a free vaccination clinic for persons who qualify for an initial or second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Forks, WA on Saturday, April 30, 2021 starting at 2:00 pm ending at 6:00 pm. Please check in at Peninsula College located at 841 S Forks Avenue Forks, WA 9831. This is the final initial-dose vaccination clinic we have scheduled at this time.

  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available to those 18 years old and older.
  • Second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be given 28 to 42 days after the initial dose.
  • Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you if you have it. We are not able to reissue the cards, so please keep them in a safe place.
  • If you do not have your vaccination card, please let the person who looks over your vaccination consent form at the front table know and we will do our best to retrieve your vaccination information. Not having your COVID-19 vaccination card may lead to an increased wait time.
  • You will be asked to complete a vaccination consent form when you arrive. If you would like to prefill your form you can download it here: https://www.forkshospital.org/wp-content/uploads/Moderna-COVID-Immunization-Consent-with-CDC-screening-questions.pdf
  • IMPORTANT: If you had an allergic reaction such as hives, a severe rash, or anaphylaxis after receiving your first COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Berry has urged anyone with a true allergic reaction to not get the second vaccine. If you experienced normal reactions such a soreness, physical discomfort, mild flu-like symptoms, and/or a low-grade fever please do not call. These normal reactions are your own immune system’s response and are expected. Speak with your provider if you have questions.
  • Prepare to be monitored up to 30 minutes after receiving your vaccine.
  • We now have a vaccination information hotline that will be updated weekly to share important COVID-19 vaccination information. Call 360-203-0754 to hear up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination clinic information.
    • The message is available in English and Spanish.
    • This line will be updated as COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled.

 

Information for those that received their first dose on March 6th

  • If you received your first dose at the March 6th Vaccination Clinic, please attend the Second Dose Vaccination Clinic on April 9th at the Bogachiel Medical Clinic.
  • Please arrive at 390 Founders Way between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Go through the Central Check-In Station and let the employee know you are there for your second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
    • They will give you further instructions and all necessary paperwork.
  • NO FIRST DOSES WILL BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME.
  • IMPORTANT: If you had an allergic reaction such as hives, a severe rash, or anaphylaxis after receiving your first COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Berry has urged anyone with a true allergic reaction to not get the second vaccine. If you experienced normal reactions such a soreness, physical discomfort, mild flu-like symptoms, and/or a low-grade fever please do not call. These normal reactions are your own immune system’s response and are expected. Speak with your provider if you have questions.
  • Prepare to be monitored up to 30 minutes after receiving your vaccine.

 

More Vaccine Information

  • Please do not call with question regarding when the vaccine phases will open and for information regarding vaccination clinics after April 30, 2021.
    • Our information line, social media, newsletters, and website will have future vaccination clinic information as it becomes available.
      • We apologize for any inconvenience; however, we are currently unable to answer these questions.
  • IMPORTANT – All questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health Vaccination Phased Plan, and other vaccination-related questions must be directed to Clallam County Emergency Management at 360-417-2483.
    • Clinic and Hospital Reception Staff CANNOT answer your questions accurately.
  • At this time, we are not able to make appointments or start a list of those who are interested in the vaccine, we will let you know when this begins.

Updated 04.07.2021 @ 3:00 pm

 

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