To our patients:
You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved emergency use of a vaccine for COVID-19.
This is an important step toward stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, and studies have already shown the vaccine is effective.
However, because the initial supply of vaccine doses is limited, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is directing these doses to certain high-risk individuals, including healthcare personnel and residents and patients in long-term care facilities.
This means the COVID-19 vaccine is not currently being offered to the general public, and we at KHP cannot currently provide it for our patients. However, we will keep you updated as to when the vaccine becomes available to broader groups.
We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they become eligible. Not only will it help keep you from getting COVID-19, but it is a safe way to build protection and help put a stop to the pandemic. We also recognize this is a personal decision and that many people have questions about the vaccine. Below, you will find some educational resources to help you learn more:
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA) COVID-19 vaccine information
- FDA COVID-19 vaccine information
- CDC COVID-19 vaccine information
Over the next few months, we encourage everyone to continue washing your hands frequently, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask when around others.
Thank you for trusting Klamath Health Partnership as your healthcare provider!
Click here to learn more about how KHP is approaching patient care during this pandemic.