COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Available and Recommended for the 5-11 Age Group

May 20, 2022 – Cook County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announce expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster vaccines following updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those ages 5-11 are eligible for a booster five months after receiving the initial two-dose Pfizer vaccine series. “Vaccination […]

Clinic & Foundation Launch Innovative Certification Program to Address Workforce Shortage

January 6, 2022 – The North Shore Health Care Foundation (Foundation) is supporting the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) to pilot a training certification program that will address a critical shortage of health care staffing. The Medical Assistant Training Program will provide a mechanism for ongoing workforce development to fill a need for Medical Assistants locally. […]

Early Childhood Community-Based Navigation Hub Grant and Research Findings

By: Rachel Liechty, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic In February 2021, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, with collaborative support from primary community partners: Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cook County School District ISD 166 and Cook County Public Health and Human Services, and with the support of many other local organizations, was awarded the 2-year Community-based Navigation […]

Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Announce Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

November 22, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announce expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster vaccines following updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): those ages 18 and over are eligible for a booster six months after receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; […]

Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to Follow CDC Recommendation, Planning for Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots in Certain Populations

September 24, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic are planning to offer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with new CDC recommendations.  The new recommendation is for certain high-risk individuals to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine 6 months after the 2nd dose. Booster shots will […]