CDHD vaccinating younger age groups

Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 9:32 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central District Health Department held its first vaccine clinic for people 40 years or older on Thursday.

From around 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., they administered doses of the Pfizer vaccine to a total of 1,350 people.

The health department is still in Phase 1B of the vaccine roll-out. They’ve been focusing on vaccinating the homeless and other priority groups, while also opening it up to the younger population.

“Vaccine’s flowing through very nicely, so next Monday we will open up to 18 and older and just continue to vaccinate as much as we can.”

So the far they’re close to vaccinating 25% of the eligible population.

“If you listen in here you can hear a lot of excitement. I think you’re hearing that from our volunteers, our staff and from the people who are coming in to get shots, because we’re really in kind of a celebratory mood,” Anderson said. “I think we’re looking at yeah we’re making it through the curve, we’re going to make it through.”

This was the first time they didn’t do any appointments.

“Once they register on, they can just come here and as long as they fit in the age group, we’ll go ahead and vaccinate them,” Anderson said.

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