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State recognizes Cerro Gordo County vaccination efforts with extra doses


This news story was published on February 27, 2021.
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MASON CITY –The week of March 1st, CG Public Health will receive an additional 1,170 doses of COVID-19 vaccine bringing the total number of COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed the week of March 8th to 1,970.

“We would like to thank the state and Governor’s office for the extra doses; we have been asking for more vaccine and our team’s preparation for this is paying off,” says Karen Crimmings, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion manager at CG Public Health.

CG Public Health would again like to recognize the tremendous effort of our volunteers as without them, this mass vaccination site would not be possible.

The 1,170 additional doses come in the form of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This vaccine has already been widely distributed across Iowa, including through some local pharmacies in Cerro Gordo County. Much like the Moderna vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNtTech vaccine is a two-dose series. One difference is the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is to be administered on or after 21 days from the first dose, where the Moderna vaccine uses a 28-day timeline.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to get doses into arms and save lives,” shares Crimmings. Vaccines will be distributed through the mass vaccination site and community partnerships to ensure rapid deployment.

While safe and effective vaccines are the roadmap to a quick and sustainable recovery, until a significant population has been vaccinated it is important to continue the mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Wear as mask whenever you are in public.
Practice physical distancing.
Wash your hands often.
Don’t gather with those that live outside of your household.

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2 Responses to State recognizes Cerro Gordo County vaccination efforts with extra doses

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    So, what are they saying. That get enough shots in the arms and the pandemics gone. Last February was like living in a dream. So much has changed in everyday life. And just like that ‘poof’ it’s gone by summer. Time to open up big venues, cruises, travel, etc. No masks, carefree living again, pack the public areas with people, etc. Heck by summer no one should need a shot. It’ll be like the flu. There are many big corporations telling their employees they can pass on the shot. Their choice. Save for a few closings it’ll be back to normal. Sounds like it’s over then. Ok, said the spider to the fly.

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      Dorthy Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      pay attention to the man behind the curtain..Fauci