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Slower than expected vaccine rollout as some decline the shot

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Nearly a month since the first COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the county, Campbell County Public Health says it’s remaining flexible in its rollout of the vaccine as the number of those to agreeing to receive the inoculation is so far fewer than hoped for.

“We have not had as many take the vaccine as I was anticipating,” said Jane Glaser, Public Health’s executive director.

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Bekka Reineke, a rehab physical therapist student, is administered a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination by EMT Cynthia Gunn at Campbell County Memorial Hospital on Friday morning.

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Hospital staff line up for their scheduled Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination by EMT Cynthia Gunn at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Brittney Fousek explains how to fill out paperwork to medical equipment specialist Breanna Guire prior to administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Registered nurse Glen Yarbrough receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination by EMT Krista Wanbaugh at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Bekka Reineke waits to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination by EMT Cynthia Gunn at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Three syringes filled with doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

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EMT Krista Wanbaugh draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination into a syringe while waiting for her next appointment at Campbell County Memorial Hospital on Friday.

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Krista Wanbaugh draws a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination into a syringe while administering the vaccine at Campbell County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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Arizona

I've been trying to call Campbell County Health to see if I need to get an appointment for the vaccination, or how I can get it. I am 80 years old and, nobody even answers the phone and there's no voice mail or answering machine. Yes, I want the vaccination as soon as possible. I keep saying I'm trying to stay alive until I can get the shot because it would be such a shame to die from covid just before you can get the shot. Why is there nobody answering the phones when I try to call?

Ka12

Great! Leaves more for those who want to protect their health.

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