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DeWitt County Health Officials Talk Local COVID Vaccine Distribution

Around 50 COVID vaccines were delivered to Warner Hospital and Health Services in Clinton on Wednesday.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department received those and immediately sent those to Clinton's hospital. Executive Director of the Health Department Dave Remmert indicates DeWitt County was designated as one of the 50 counties with the highest death rates in Illinois.



CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services, Paul Skowron indicates his staff is receiving the first round of vaccines and they are excited to have received those and begin the process of inoculating their staff.



A survey of employees at the City-owned facility indicates frontline workers were willing to get vaccinated first, something Skowron hoped would happen. He points out this will not be mandatory for their staff since it is a new vaccine but is appreciative their staff is willing to step up.



Remmert gave the vaccine a vote of confidence, indicating none of the safety measures in producing a vaccine were violated, and says he will be getting vaccinated when it is his turn.



Remmert and Skowron both are optimistic more vaccines will be available as several other companies roll out their vaccines and get emergency-use designations. We'll hear more from them next week on what is next with vaccines locally on Regional Radio News. 

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