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The first round of COVID-19 vaccines are tentatively scheduled to arrive in Vigo County just after Thanksgiving, according to health officials at the Vigo County Board of Health meeting Wednesday.
Joni Wise, Vigo health administrator, told the board that both Union and Regional hospitals are scheduled to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine shipment in as little as two weeks.
Calling those vaccines “Round 1A,” Wise said this first round will be earmarked for frontline healthcare workers, as prescribed by the Indiana State Department of Health.She said it will take a tremendous effort to coordinate both the requisite inoculations, as both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccination require two shots.According to Associated Press reports, both vaccinations are reportedly 95% effective based on preliminary results from their late-stage studies.But still much is to be learned, according to the AP reports, such as whether someone who has been vaccinated can still get the virus and whether or not the vaccines will require periodic booster shots.
Dr. James Turner, board of health member, said it will be critical for the department and others to promote the importance of getting vaccinated.“It’s going to take a huge public relations campaign because …
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