North Iowa vaccine shipments
Before the spring.
Continuing our coverage of the covid?
"*19 vaccine rollout ?
*- north iowa obviously a part of the nationwide plans.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens is speaking with officials at the mitchell county regional health center about when they'll expect the first shipment.
He joins us live in osage ?
Xxx george ?
"* depending on what te f?
"*a decides at their me this thursday ?
"* mitchell county could be receiving the first doses from moderna as soon as next week.
Upon arrival ?
"* it will be administered to direct patient care workers ?
"* such as doctos and nurses ?
"* before moving down to other workers at the hospital ?
"* and by spring time ?
"* the general public.
Considering the fast turn around for the virus ?
"* there may be some reservation on if you should get it or not.
Pharmacy director marlin duren says if you do get some sort of reaction to it ?
"* it is "if you get a vaccine, and you get some mild aches or pains or a fever, little redness around the site, that's normal.
I look at that as a good sign, that tells me that your body is recognizing what's going on, and it's likely in the process of making antibodies."
Elsewhere in north iowa ?
"* mercyone norh iowa sent us a statement earlier this afternoon ?
"* saying the moderna vaccine is expected to arrive next week as well.
Like mitchell county ?
"* health care and essential workers ?
"* as well as residens of long term care facilities ?*- will be able to receive it first.
Live in osage ?
"* alex jirgens ?
"* thank you alex.
Duren predicts a full vaccination of the general public will be possible by the end of the summer.///