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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Waiting game

Vaccine rollout in O'Brien County slowed by limited supply

 

February 25, 2021

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Arms have been plentiful, but a steady supply COVID-19 vaccine has not.

Kim Morran has to remind herself to breathe every now and then.

The director of O'Brien County Public Health has been swamped over the past month during the initial rollout phases of the COVID-19 vaccine. There are plenty of arms to go around, but the vaccine supply has been limited.

"It has been extremely busy and stressful," Morran said. "I only have one nurse and myself, and a secretary. We have utilized volunteers to assist in the office and for the larger clinics."

O'Brien County is currently in Phase 1b of rollout and is finishing up Tier 1. Morran expected to move into Tier 2 by the...



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