Successful COVID vaccination event held in Macon

by Benjamin Nelson

MACON, MO -- A mass vaccination event was held at the Macon Expo Center on Thursday, February 4th. Macon County Health Department Administrator, Michael Chambers, told the paper that within the four hours that vaccinations were administered, a total of 420 doses were given. "We would have provided more today if we had more vaccine. I appreciate the support we have from our community partners to conduct these clinics. As long as we can get vaccine I am confident we can vaccinate Macon County residents in an efficient manner," stated Chambers. According to a statement released today by the county health department, with the help of Samaritan Hospital, Total Family Health Care, and Boone Hospital, 943 people have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Macon County. According to Administrator Chambers, today's event joined together the efforts of Samaritan Hospital, Moberly Area Community College Nursing, Community Volunteer Corps, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Health Department Board of Trustees, Macon County Health Department, and the Macon Ambulance District.

When asked about future vaccination clinics, Mike Chambers stated that the current group that was vaccinated today, will have a second round on February 25th. The Macon County Health Department has recently placed an order for more vaccines and will schedule another mass clinic if they are approved. They are expecting to find out if they get approval earlier next week.

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