MEDIA ADVISORY: Ottawa County health officials to provide an update on Ottawa County's vaccination strategies and progress

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MEDIA ADVISORY  I  March 24, 2021

Media Only Contact: Kristina Wieghmink, public information officer I mobile/text 616-510-8523

COVID-19 Questions: Public Health Response  I  616-396-5266

Ottawa County Department of Public Health officials to provide an update on the county's vaccination strategies and progress

Wednesday, March 24 from 12-12:30 pm

Join Live on Facebook and YouTube

Panelists include:

  • Lisa Stefanovsky, health officer
  • Derel Glashower, senior epidemiologist
  • Jennifer Sorek, emergency preparedness coordinator
  • Toni Bulthuis, immunization supervisor
  • Adeline Hambley, environmental health manager

Topics to cover include:

  • How has Ottawa County been prioritizing vaccinations?
  • How far along are we with Ottawa County's vaccination coverage?
  • Are we seeing a decrease in cases among those who've been vaccinated?
  • How are vaccine data being gathered and used?
  • What has the vaccine outreach process looked like so far?
  • What has been done to reach non-English speakers, the older adult population and other minority groups to increase access to vaccination?
  • What is the process for any leftover vaccines at the end of a day?
  • Are additional vaccine clinics being planned throughout the county?
  • What is the process to sign up and get scheduled for vaccination?
  • Is Ottawa County able to provide vaccines to the newly eligible groups?
  • How can we help?

You may submit any additional questions to before the live broadcast and also in the chat during the event. The recording will be available afterwards on Facebook and YouTube, or mp4 upon request.