Mar 18, 2021 11:33 AM

Campaign raises awareness for COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted Mar 18, 2021 11:33 AM

The Bob Schmidt Foundation and Geary Community Healthcare Foundation are teaming up on a campaign to encourage community members to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Ashley King, Geary Community Hospital Director of Communications,  said the Healthcare Foundation has partnered with the Bob Schmidt Foundation to help raise awareness.  She noted that Geary Community Hospital and the Geary County Health Department are encouraging everyone to get the COVID vaccine. "They can go to our website at  gearycommunityhospital.org or they can call 238-0305 to sign up, and we're just hoping to get everyone vaccinated that wants to be vaccinated as soon as possible."

Beginning Monday, the State will move to phases three and four for vaccinations. King stated that those phases will include anyone with an underlying health conditions that are ages 16 to 64. "So that will open up another cohort of people to help get vaccinated. We will start that process on Monday."

King confirmed that the Healthcare Foundation, Geary Community Hospital and the Bob Schmidt Foundation are making this campaign possible. The Bob Schmidt Foundation donated $5,000 to help raise awareness for the COVID-19 vaccine, and that amount was matched by another $5,000 from the Geary Community Healthcare Foundation.

You can also sign up for a vaccination at the Geary County Health Department Facebook page at https://form.jotform.com/210035411304031.