The Lake County Health Department's goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our greatest challenge continues to be the very limited supply of vaccine we are receiving. While we are making progress every day with vaccinating people in Phase 1a and 1b, at this time we are not being supplied with enough doses to expand eligibility in these phases.
Expanding Phase 1b in Lake County would result in our healthcare providers, seniors, frontline essential workers facing greater difficulty in getting vaccinated.
These phases were established after careful study and consideration, and are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We respect the Governor's direction, however in this case, given our limited supply of vaccine, we need to make a local decision that will best serve the needs of our residents.
Beginning the week of February 15, 2021, COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds will begin being offered to seniors ages 65 and older who are registered in the AllVax system. Vaccinations of healthcare workers and others eligible in Phase 1a are also continuing at the site and through partnering vaccine providers across the county. Read the full press release.
On February 6, the Health Department reported the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7 in Lake County. Read the full press release.