Lake Regional is releasing details about how to get the COVID 19 vaccine.
In a letter, the hospital says they’re setting up a website where people can join the waiting list, as they roll through the phases recommended by the CDC.
The Lake area is currently in the Phase 1A & begging to shift to phase 1B, which is for doctors, medical staff, the elderly and those at extreme risk.
Officials with the hospital say they are setting this up for when they do receive additional doses of the vaccine.
You can log on to http://lakeregional.com/vaccine or call the hospital and leave a request for someone to contact you back for the waiting list.
The cost of the vaccine is free, but there is a small administration fee charged to offset expenses.
Lake Regional Health System is preparing to expand its COVID-19 vaccination offering, once rollout is authorized from the state and vaccines are made available.
“We understand many people in our service area are eager to receive this vaccine and the protection it brings,” said Michael Dow, Pharm.D., director of Ancillary Services at Lake Regional. “Although we do not currently have vaccines to distribute, we want to be ready to quickly schedule recipients when we do receive more vaccines.”
Community members interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can join a waiting list at lakeregional.com/vaccine. People will self-select their appropriate category: phase 1A, 1B, 2 or 3. The State of Missouri will determine when vaccine administrators may move from one phase to the next. A Lake Regional representative will use the waiting lists to schedule appointments once they become available.
Community members who do not have access to the internet may call 573.348.7444 and leave a request for a Lake Regional representative to contact them.
The cost of the vaccine is free; however, because Lake Regional is a non-government and non-profit entity, there will be a small administration fee to help offset expenses to provide this community service.
To learn more about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the phased rollout, visit mostopscovid.com. To learn more about Lake Regional’s COVID-19 response, visit lakeregional.com/covid19.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialties, including cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and women’s health. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com.