500 COVID-19 vaccines provided to at-risk populations in Indian River County

Treasure Coast Community Health
Treasure Coast Community Health

Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH) partnered with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) to provide 500 COVID-19 vaccines to at-risk populations in Indian River County (IRC).

With recent holiday gatherings and travels, Indian River County reported 600 new cases from Dec. 29 to Jan. 1, including a record 193 reported Dec. 31. Those four days represented 8.2% of all cases reported countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Department of Health.

In the week ending Jan. 3, 14.1% of COVID-19 tests in IRC were positive. That’s up from 8.6% in mid-November.

In an effort to combat COVID spikes, TCCH and partners administered the first IRC drive-thru immunizations for COVID-19.

Receiving and coordinating vaccine supplies, offering scheduling and public information, and administration of the vaccine was a trifecta through the three organizations working together. More events will be set as soon as more vaccines are available.

For more information about Florida’s Community Health Centers, visit www.fachc.org.

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