First phase of vaccination plan completed in Clay Co. Part one of Phase 1-B to begin Monday, Jan. 18
Phase 1-A of the state’s vaccination plan has been completed in Clay County according to Cathy Goodman, pharmacist and owner of Goodman Drug Company. Goodman is a Level 2 COVID Vaccinator which means she is qualified and registered to vaccinate the county. According to the plan, Phase 1-A makes the vaccine available for health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders, primary care, urgent care, college/university student health center, K-12 health clinics and school nurses, dental clinics, pharmacies, home health, private care/ personal care, hospice care, dialysis centers, corrections officers and blood donation centers. Phase 1-A is expected to continue through the end of January.
“I have vaccinated all of the healthcare workers, first responders, fire and police. Shannon Haywood is at Piggott Pharmacy and she has vaccinated the other side of the county and we are working together to make sure that our entire county is vaccinated. And we have completed that as of this past weekend. We are fortunate enough to be able to do that. And we have worked pretty much around the clock to do so.” The vaccine was first distributed to hospitals. “We received ours last Wednesday, morning (January 6). And we started vaccinating by two o’clock that afternoon. And it’s been nonstop since,” said Goodman. 1st Choice Healthcare employees began scheduling times to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at Goodman Drug Company last week. Lisa Priest, Laboratory and Radiology Manager received her first shot on January 7. Priest stated she would receive her second vaccination three weeks from her first shot. She said the only thing she experienced was arm soreness for about 24 hours after her first shot.
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