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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 […]

3rd Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Available and Recommended for Select Group of Immune-Compromised Individuals

August 18, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic announce the availability of 3rd dose vaccines, following the national public health recommendation for certain individuals living with immune-compromised conditions to receive a 3rd dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.  Data shows that a 3rd dose significantly increases how well the vaccines work […]

SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN CLINIC, GRAND PORTAGE HEALTH SERVICE AND NORTH SHORE HEALTH CONTINUE SAFETY PROTOCOLS PER CDC GUIDELINES

Masking and screening remain in place for local healthcare facilities (May 17, 2021) – Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC), Grand Portage Health Service (GPHS) and North Shore Health (NSH) announced that their facilities will continue mask requirements and entrance point screening. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised the interim public health […]

SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN CLINIC RECEIVES MAJOR FUNDING FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 AS A PART OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

The incremental federal funding will be applied to expenses related to COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and treatment in Cook County   (GRAND MARAIS, MN – March 31, 2021) – Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announced today it will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funding to aid in COVID-19 vaccinations and treatment in Cook County from the […]

FULLY STAFFED AND STOCKED, SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN CLINIC PHARMACY IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Patients are encouraged to call ahead to the SMC Pharmacy’s new direct phone line – 218-877-8277 – to discuss needs and to transfer prescriptions.   (GRAND MARAIS, MN – February 2, 2021) After months of planning, construction, and recruiting, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announced today its new SMC Pharmacy is fully staffed, stocked with inventory, and […]

SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN CLINIC WELCOMES JEREMY D. GERSPACHER AS CHIEF PHARMACIST FOR ITS IN-HOUSE PHARMACY

Gerspacher joins after serving several organizations as Pharmacist in California  (GRAND MARAIS, MN – November 23, 2020) Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announced the appointment of Jeremy D. Gerspacher, Pharm.D., as its first Pharmacist-in-Charge.  Gerspacher will be re-locating to Cook County from his most recent position as Pharmacist with Cardinal Health in Santa Rosa California. “We […]

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Reminds the Community that Flu Shots are Still Available and More Important Than Ever Before During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Flu shots are available by either calling 218-387-2330 to schedule an in-person appointment or during any in-clinic patient visit. “Get Your Flu Shot!” is the word from the caregivers at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) who want to remind community members that we are entering flu season and flu shots are still available.  According to the […]

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Stresses Precautions Against Community Spread as it Reports its Second Confirmed COVID-19 Employee Case

 While moving forward with all normal operations, SMC urges all community members to follow recommended safety protocols A second Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) staff member has tested positive for Covid-19. The SMC staff has conducted a robust case investigation and contact tracing. The results of this investigation show that any interactions with patients or other […]