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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'The most important public health action'

Delta variant has public health officials pleading with public to get vaxed


August 19, 2021

Local public health departments are urging unvaccinated residents to get the jab as COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations rise statewide.

Clay County Public Health Coordinator Colette Rossiter said local vaccination rates continue to increase weekly, though at a much slower rate than when shots first became available and demand was high. Fifty-five percent of eligible residents in Clay County have been vaccinated and Rossiter noted her office has had many conversations with those still hesitant about getting inoculated.

She reported a "range of diverse opinions regarding vaccinations" among...

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