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Bluestone Health takes extra steps with vaccines

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 9:02 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - In the wake of incorrect dosages being given in Mercer County, Bluestone Health is looking to avoid those issues with extra steps when giving out the COVID vaccines. According to those with Bluestone Health they have a set COVID team that works in testing patients and administering vaccines. This form of consistency allows for them to limit mistakes to select people working and gives less room for error.

They also say they are working to educate patients to understand correct dosages and build trust with the public.

“We will show them the dose. We will also have handouts showing what dose for each vaccine and what is appropriate for the age groups to be given and we will have that at separate tables to show them that we are serious about giving them the correct dose.” said Susan Plumley who is a Registered Nurse with Bluestone Health.

Bluestone Health will be having a vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20. They will be offering all three vaccines as well as the boosters. The Pfizer shot is also available for kids aged 5-11.

“Only the Pfizer is available for that age group and it’s a little lower dose than the dose that is used for the ages twelve and above with the Pfizer vaccine. The data shows good safety profiles with those vaccines.” said Dr. Phillip Peterson.

That vaccine clinic will be taking place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Karen Preservati Center at the Princeton Rescue Squad.

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