Health department urges public to ‘lock yourself down’ and get the vaccine

St. Clair County’s Medical Health Officer imploring the public to continue to wear masks and social distance due to the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases locally. Dr. Anntette Mercatante form the St. Clair County Health Department says her office is making progress in dolling out vaccines to the public however they will not be able to immediately curb the escalating cases of COIVD-19 in the community. Speaking to WPHM, Dr. Mercatante urges the public to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of the disease. “The only solution that I see for the immediate future is for people to lock down themselves,” said Mercatante.

St. Clair County’s Medical Health Officer is reacting to the Governor’s call for more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan. Dr. Annette Mercatante, speaking to WPHM Tuesday, says it’s not necessarily the supply of vaccines that’s the issue but getting people to take them that’s become problematic. “We’re going to need to make sure that people find getting vaccinated is convenient and available where they are,” said Mercatatne. “We’re way under 50% still of our total vaccination, and we need upwards of 70-80%.” One such opportunity will take place tomorrow. Walk in vaccines will be available from 9am to 2pm Wednesday at the Knight Club in Marysville. The walk-in clinic is open to those 16 year of older and those who already have appointments are asked to show up at their previously scheduled time.

April 13 Dr. Annette Mercatante