Montana health care providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations.
Gallatin County’s reported Covid numbers are taking a step in the wrong direction. After reporting the highest new case count in two months, the Gallatin City-County Health Department(GCCHD) held a meeting on Friday, July 30 to discuss the heightened Covid-19 guidelines.
The results are in. Saturday, July 31 marked the official end of the Big Sky Relief vaccination incentive program. Big Sky Relief reported roughly 600 community participants and deemed the project a success.
On July 27, the Center for Disease Control updated their guidance on mask recommendations in response to high Covid-19 cases across areas of the nation and new variants spreading. Gallatin City-County Health Officer Lori Christenson issued the following statement on July 27 regarding the CDC recommendation updates for masks:
Three Big Sky nonprofits recently announced the launch of the Big Sky Community Vaccine Incentive Program to help protect locals in advance of the summer tourist season.
Bozeman Health Big Sky COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been streamlined similar to flu shot clinics – expediting service while maintaining social distancing.
The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine administration has been paused by the United States Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration due to rare but serious instances of blood clotting.
Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley provided an update as to how that impacts the county.
Being Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) Health Officer during a pandemic, particularly during one with such polarization and debate regarding masks and vaccinations is a career-defining task.
There is no stagnancy during a pandemic. As the virus has altered, so have local health rules. The Gallatin City-County Board of Health, with the job of keeping the populace safe, has made a number of changes to local emergency rules. Those rules have been established to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Gallatin County.
Sixty two doses of COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Big Sky School District 72 faculty and staff. This came as a result of a March 17 vaccination clinic held in the Ophir Elementary School gym. The effort was a part of the federal allocation of vaccines earmarked for educators and school staff.