600 COVID vaccine doses to be administered today and tomorrow

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DPHSS vaccination clinic. (PNC file photo)

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Mayors’ Council of Guam (MCOG), Guam Department of Labor (GDOL), Guam Fire Department (GFD), Guam Police Department (GPD), University of Guam (UOG) School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Serve Guam Commission – Americorps Guam Program, will continue its COVID-19 vaccination clinic for part of Phase 1b on Wednesday, December 30 and Thursday, December 31 at Okkodo High School in Dededo.

The school cafeteria and gymnasium has been set up as a temporary vaccination clinic.

The DPHSS COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open at 9 a.m and will be provided to the first 600 individuals. A government-issued ID is required and participants will be asked to present a list of their current doctor-prescribed medication.

PHASE

IDENTITY

CRITERIA

1b

Elderly adults

Ages 75 years and older

Pre-screening Eligibility for Vaccinations

In order to take the COVID-19 vaccine, you must meet the following pre-screening eligibility criteria:

  • Must not be currently infected with COVID-19, or previously infected within the last 14 days

  • Must never have taken other COVID-19 vaccine products

  • Must not have received any other vaccine, such as the flu shot, in the last 14 days

Only one escort per individual is allowed. If there are multiple eligible individuals who wish to be vaccinated, additional escorts are allowed to accompany these individuals.

Additionally, health care workers who qualify under Phase 1a who were unable to receive their vaccine may go to the vaccination clinic between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30 and Thursday, December 31 at Okkodo High School. Health care workers are encouraged to present their professional license or work ID.

Tips for those Participating in the Vaccination Clinic

DPHSS will be providing water and light snacks to those waiting in line. However, in anticipation of possible long wait times, here are some tips for patients and their escorts:

  • DPHSS encourages patients to bring their own assistive devices (i.e. wheelchairs, scooters, walkers)

  • Bring a jacket or sweater as the post-observation room can get cold

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

(JIC Release No. 514)

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