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Brake: Vaccine distribution in county going smoothly so far
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Brake: Vaccine distribution in county going smoothly so far

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At their regular meeting Thursday, December 31, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors approved to extend the county’s face mask regulation for another 30 days.

As for the COVID-19 virus vaccine distribution process, that has been going smoothly, according to Brad Brake, administrator of the Harrison County Public Health office.

Public Health received their first allotment of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, December 22.

"The county’s initial allotment of 600 doses came into public health as well as the hospital and clinics," Brake stated.

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We are currently in Phase 1A of distribution which focuses on healthcare personnel and long-term care residents, he continued.

The Public Health office takes their guidance as to what phase they are in from the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC).

They expect that the county will enter into Phase 1B sometime toward the end of January or early February.

Brake will send out media and news releases as they know concrete information so the public knows when and where they can receive the vaccine.

Read the rest of the story in the January 7 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!

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