BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM VACCINATES OVER 900 AGES 65+ THIS PAST WEEKEND, 5,000 TO DATE

Beloit Health System performed nearly 900 vaccinations to community members in the age 65+ category this past weekend, despite the challenges in the winter weather. “The BHS Team ensured that every individual who was scheduled to receive their vaccination over the weekend was taken care of. Everything went extremely smooth,” commented Sharon Cox, DNP, MSN, RN, Vice-President/CNO. BHS is most appreciative of the City of Beloit Fire Department and other volunteers that helped. Feedback related to the efficiency and organization of the process continues to be extremely positive. Since the State has deemed ages 65 and up as an eligible group, BHS has performed close to 2,500 vaccines for this vulnerable population.

“From the beginning of the COVID crisis, the Health System has been proud and humbled to take care of our Community. We have provided care for over 400 inpatients, testing for 25,000 Community members and close to 5,000 vaccinations since we started providing vaccine in late December,” stated Tim McKevett, President/CEO.

Following State guidance, BHS will continue to host additional vaccine clinics for the general public.

The vaccine clinic is by appointment only and is free of charge.

Vaccines will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 3rd | 7:00am – 2:30pm

Wednesday, February 10th | 6:30am – 2:30pm

Saturday, February 13th | 7:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Beloit Memorial Hospital, Auditorium

To schedule an appointment, please use the MyHealth patient portal at beloithealthsystem.org/myhealth. You may also call our dedicated vaccine phone line at 608-364-5663.

BHS will continue to perform vaccination clinics as COVID-19 vaccine supply becomes available from the State. BHS remains dedicated to taking care of the Community.

As the State of Wisconsin and BHS expand the vaccination process, please continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and avoid group gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Photo: exceptional BHS RN’s, Kari Ptacin (left) and Doris Mulder (right) at this weekend’s vaccine clinic serving ages 65+.

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