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First responders, others get initial COVID vaccine doses


January 13, 2021

FIRE CHIEF Dave Barringer, right, administers a COVID vaccination to SHFAD Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner.

The COVID vaccine rollout has reached first responders in Sweet Home.

So far, 24 first responders in Sweet Home have received the Moderna vaccine, though more are scheduled to get it in the weeks to come.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn said those six officers were lucky –they were able to get some doses that had been allocated for the fire department after only 18 signed up for vaccination on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Other police officers and dispatchers will get their chance next week, he added.

A few lucky bystanders got the extra doses. The Moderna vaccine comes in vials of 10 to 11 doses, and all o...

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