Monday, December 06, 2021
County Keeps Up Vaccination Effort As Demand Drops

County Keeps Up Vaccination Effort As Demand Drops

Wayne County will keep vaccinating residents until no one else wants a shot.

County Manager Craig Honeycutt provided an update on the immunization efforts from the Wayne County Health Department at this week’s county board meeting.

The Wayne County Health Department reports demand has been decreasing in recent weeks, and supply now outpaces demand.

Over 35,000 first doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in Wayne County and more than 31,000 Wayne County residents (26% of county’s population) have been fully vaccinated.

Those figures may not include all of the vaccine doses administered by other entities.

Commissioner Bevan Foster wanted to ensure Wayne County  is ready to take care of its homebound residents.

Honeycutt says the county will come out to vaccinate larger groups of 20 or more.

Wayne County will end its vaccination campaign at the Bussmann Building and switch operations over to the Wayne County Health Department at the end of May.

The Wayne County Health Department will be hosting another weekend Pfizer vaccine clinic for anyone 12-and-up needing a first dose this Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Creek Middle School in Seven Springs

Persons 12 and up are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.

To schedule an appointment to get receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department, visit WayneGov.com/vaccine.

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