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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Quite the Christmas present

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in NWI

 

December 24, 2020

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Pearl Ackerman was the first employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at CMHC in Hartley.

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic came closer to reality in Hartley this week.

Community Memorial Health Center received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine on Monday. According to administrator Dr. Janette Simon, CMHC was the first nursing home in O'Brien County to receive doses of the vaccine.

One-third of the staff and all consenting residents received their first shots Monday afternoon. The second dose will be administered 28 days later.

"It is difficult to express to you how relieved we all are to have made it through this," said Simon, noting it was the "best day ever" in 2020....



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