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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Over 700 vaccinated Saturday in Clay County

Clinic was first large-scale event offered to general public in Clay County

 

April 15, 2021

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DeeAnn Vaage, RN and infection preventionist at Spencer Hospital, inocculates a participant in last Saturday's vaccination clinic held at the Spencer High School Fieldhouse.

More than 700 people received sore arms in Clay County last Saturday during a mass vaccination clinic at Spencer High School Fieldhouse.

According to Clay County Public Health Coordinator Colette Rossiter, 1,170 doses were available Saturday, meaning the clinic had the potential to vaccinate approximately 460 more people. Nothing went to waste, though, as organizers had a plan in place for the unused doses.

"Since we knew Saturday's schedule wasn't completely full, the pharmacist kept a portion of the vaccine frozen," Rossiter explained. "None of the vaccine has been wasted and is available...



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