The Logan County Health Department distributed their first rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday morning.
With the assistance from the National Guard, Guthrie Police Department, Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Logan County Emergency Management, the event was well organized from traffic control to the process of receiving the vaccination.
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The vaccine was made available to healthcare workers, first responders and people over the age of 65.
The process included citizens entering Mineral Wells Park, parking at the fairgrounds, receiving information at the door and checked in with their identification. After receiving the vaccination, people were asked to sit and wait for 15 minutes before leaving.
“I had appointment for 9:00 and when I went thru the park and got in line I thought this will take forever,” one person said. “But I was in and out at 9:36 am! Hats off to everyone who made this happen!”
The health department says the event filled up quickly and next week’s event filled up within minutes.
“We received hundreds of calls and messages and we know that people are very urgently wanting to get access to the vaccine,” Community Engagement and Planning Director Maggie Jackson. “Our staff is working very hard to make sure we get as much vaccine to our communities as soon as we can.”
Jackson added they will have more appointments opening up and will be eventually offering vaccine most days after they provide these first large events.