WCH COVID-19 & Vaccine Public Health Update – 09.03.21

WCH COVID-19 & Vaccine Public Health Update – 09.03.21 3September

At this time, WCH does not have a date from Arizona Department of Health as to when the 3rd doses for the vaccine will be released. Once this date is released WCH will provide as much information as possible on appointments being made available at the Wickenburg Community Clinic.

There are two important steps each community member can take if they are seeking their third dose;

  1. All recipients need to stay with same vaccine they previously had
  2. Each person MUST have their vaccine card with them otherwise the medical team will not be able to verify if timing is appropriate for a 3rd vaccine.

The third doses are intended for patients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, in close consultation with their doctors, but that people who should qualify would include those:

  • Receiving treatment for solid tumors or blood cancers
  • Taking immunosuppressing medications after a solid organ transplant
  • Within 2 years of receiving CAR-T therapy or a stem cell transplant
  • Who have primary immunodeficiencies – rare genetic disorders that prevent the immune system from working properly
  • Taking high-dose corticosteroids (more than 20 milligrams of or its equivalent daily), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, chemotherapy, TNF blockers, or other immunomodulating or immunosuppressing biologics
  • With certain chronic medical conditions, such as or asplenia – living without a spleen
  • Receiving dialysis

As of September 3rd, 2021 Arizona Department of Health Services confirms the following COVID-19 cases: (Changes occurred between Sept. 2nd and Sept. 3rd)

  • Maricopa County 648,475 – Increase of 2,611
  • Yavapai County 23,965 – Increase of 106
  • Yarnell (85362) 31, Wickenburg (85390) 840, Aguila (85320) 117 – No Change
  • Congress (85332) 57 – Increase of 1
  • Morristown (85342) 130 – Increase of 1
  • Wittmann (85361) 700 – Increase of 5

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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