Fairfield Mayor holds virtual conference to address vaccine updates

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 9:01 AM CST
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - Fairfield Mayor Connie Boyer held a virtual conference Tuesday to share updates on the covid vaccination rollout for the area.

The state of Iowa is currently in phase 1B of the vaccine distribution. This means those who are a current priority to receive the vaccine are school staff and childcare workers.

Attending the conference was Public Health Nurse, Chris Estle, and she addressed the public’s frustration with appointments not being made until vaccines are in their freezers.

“Shipments may be diverted at the state or federal level. Just because they say I may get a hundred doses doesn’t mean I’m really going to get a hundred doses and shipping might be delayed. I never know for sure when I’m going to get a shipment. There’s always a window of 36 to 48 hours of when your shipment could arrive. I do not have the capacity, the time, or the resources, nor do I want people to be more angry if we have to reschedule appointments because the vaccine didn’t arrive.”

The second tier of phase 1B will be focused on those who work in food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing.

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