The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Vaccine headed to NWI

Shipments expected for frontline workers, nursing home residents this week


December 17, 2020

The best Christmas present of 2020 is on its way to O'Brien and Clay counties.

The first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are headed to northwest Iowa, according to a statement Monday from Sanford Health. The shipment is expected late this week at some of Sanford's rural locations, with first vaccinations prioritized for frontline health care workers and long-term care residents as determined by the CDC.

Community Memorial Health Center Administrator Dr. Janette Simon said she's been told by O'Brien County Public Health to expect the first shipment sometime during the week...

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