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County's COVID vaccinations progressing, but supplies lacking


January 27, 2021

Samaritan Health has begun administering the COVID vaccine at the Linn County Fairgrounds, and has so far given out more than 1,000 doses there.

In a presentation on Jan. 21, Dr. Adam Brady, an infectious disease specialist, said the clinic could scale up to 1,000s of pokes per day, if Samaritan can get access to sufficient supply.

Currently, eligible recipients can sign up on the Linn County Health Department website, although appointments fill up quickly. The Fairgrounds clinic is open for three days a week and requires an appointment.

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