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County's 'well-oiled' COVID vaccination clinic innoculates thousands per day


March 17, 2021

LONNIE WUNDER, of Albany, left, gets a vaccination from nurse Louise Danderand at Linn County's Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Fair and Expo Center.

The parking lot at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany is nearly full of vehicles in mid-afternoon on a day midway through the week.

It's a coronavirus vaccination day and the county's Mass Vaccination Clinic is in full operation.

It's a tightly controlled scenario, with county Search and Rescue teens in uniform manning a checkpoint in the only driveway allowing entry to the grounds.

A stream of mostly white-haired individuals walk to the exhibit hall, where volunteers at tables await them. Inside, more volunteers check paperwork, direct visitors and administer injections of c...

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