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First COVID vaccine given in Jewell County Dec. 17


December 24, 2020

Dawn Steinman, Jewell County Hospital-Rural Health Clinic APRN, vaccinates Paula Hancock, a lab tech-X-Ray technician. It is the first COVID-19 vaccination in Jewell County.

On Thursday, Susan Newell at the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic gave the first COVID-19 vaccine in the county.

The Pfizer vaccine was administered to front line employees at the hospital and to the residents of the long-term care. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) mandates which group of individuals get the vaccine next.

The staff who received the vaccine felt comfortable in getting it. They were excited the vaccine was available to them. Staff and residents are hopeful the vaccine will help in getting COVID under control.

The vaccine consists of a shot in the...

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