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Macon County receives first shipment of COVID19 vaccine

Macon County Public Health announced today that the first shipment of the COVID19 vaccine arrived locally. MCPH received 300 doses of the Moderna Vaccine which will be used to begin to vaccinate healthcare workers in Macon County.

Those vaccination efforts will begin this week. Further information about when the public can expect to receive the vaccine will follow, as soon as it is available.

The vaccines from the health department are for the health department and the general public. Nursing facilities as well as the hospital will receive their own vaccines. The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived and was administered at Angel Medical Center on Saturday, December 19. A total of 117 frontline healthcare workers at Angel Medical Center received the vaccine during the four-hour clinic.

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived and was also administered at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital on Saturday, December 19. A total of 210 people received the vaccine during the four-hour clinic. This included 47 residents of Eckerd Living Center, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s skilled nursing facility, and 163 frontline healthcare workers from across Mission Health.

Mission Health received the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine and word of the next batch of the Pfizer vaccine, meaning additional 3,000+ doses for distribution starting this week.

To read more about Macon County’s vaccine distribution plan, visit here. 

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