Vaccine arrives in Humboldt County

Stacy Willard, ADON/MDS Coordinator of Long Term Care (right) is seen receiving the first vaccine in Humboldt County on Monday. The vaccine is being administered by Kassie Wyatt (left), Restorative/Quality Nurse at HCMH Long-Term Care.

Michelle Sleiter, CEO of HCMH, and Joleen Sernett, Director of Humboldt County Public Health, are shown holding the first 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in Humboldt on Monday.

“Humboldt County Public Health and Humboldt County Memorial Hospital are excited to announce that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Monday, December 21, in Humboldt County. Humboldt County received 300 doses of the vaccine. The first phase of vaccinations will go to healthcare personnel (HCP) and residents and staff of long-term care and assisted living facilities. This vaccine requires two doses several weeks apart,” Humboldt County Public Health Director Joleen Sernett reported Monday.
“Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to guide us on what the next phases will look like as the vaccine supply increases. As soon as this information becomes available, we will share it with the public and the appropriate steps to take to get vaccinated,” Sernett reported.
“Until the COVID-19 vaccination becomes readily available for all, please continue to practice all the measures proven to slow the spread of the disease. Wear a mask, keep your six-feet distance, wash your hands, stay home when you are ill and limit your group sizes. Also take this time to educate yourself from reliable sources on the COVID-19 vaccine and if it is right for you,” Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michelle Sleiter said.
“This is a historic moment for our community and we are grateful for your support,” the health officials added. See the rest of the story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Go to the Subscribe tab to receive the Humboldt Independent each week.

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