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National Guard Staffs Southern 7 Vaccine Clinics
By West Kentucky Star Staff
METROPOLIS - The National Guard has arrived in southern Illinois to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday the Southern Seven Health Department received assistance from a number of Guard medical staff, who have already hit the streets  to redouble efforts in getting the vaccine out to southern Illinois residents. Previously the health department could only visit one county per day to hold a clinic, but with the additional help they can now be in two counties each day.

Beginning next week, two mass vaccination locations will operate each day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One central vaccination site will serve both Pope and Hardin counties once per week.

Alexander County will have two separate locations operating on different days of the week.

Vaccination locations in Johnson, Massac, and Union counties will each operate twice per week.

Pulaski County’s vaccination site will operate once weekly.

S7HD is still working in Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule. It is anticipated that Region 5 will be in Phase 1 until the end of spring.

Phase 1B includes people 65-years of age and older along with essential workers.

Published 10:14 AM, Friday Mar. 05, 2021
Updated 10:30 AM, Friday Mar. 05, 2021

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