A total of 489 Point Roberts residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as the vaccination program continues to roll along. Seventy-two people are fully vaccinated and 206 will receive their second dose on Sunday, March 28. There were 211 people who received their first dose on March 21. This group will receive their second shot on April 25.
There are 100 doses on order for the weekend of April 3 & 4 but no word has yet been received regarding a shipment. There will be no second shots given until next month.
Fire chief Christopher Carleton estimates that there is still a significant number of people who qualify for getting a vaccination that have not done so. “There’s over 200 people still on the list wanting to be vaccinated and more people are submitting their names each day. Anyone who is older and qualifies for a vaccination goes to the top of the list,” he said.
He urged people to go to the Washington state Phase Finder page (bit.ly/3kXHUhr) to determine their eligibility to get vaccinated, adding that the criteria for receiving vaccinations was in a constant state of flux.
Regardless of one’s current eligibility status, residents who are interested in getting vaccinated should email the chief and provide their name, age, phone number and email address (if they have one). Individuals may also provide their eligibility status as provided by the Phase Finder site, if they wish.
Carleton said that some people who had signed up using the online survey had provided invalid phone numbers or email addresses, making it difficult if not impossible to contact them.
While there have been no new cases of Covid-19 in Point Roberts since two were detected earlier this year, Whatcom County as a whole is considered to be high risk for contracting the disease. The county’s case rate per 100,000 for the last two weeks stands at 123 cases.
Email chief Carleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.