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With doses of the Moderna vaccine now being received by those considered to be in the second level of vaccine candidates, the Fayette County Health Department is now prepared to provide doses to more individuals.
At the end of December, Fayette County received 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and those doses were administered by SBL Fayette County Hospital to health care employees and caregivers, those who are in the 1A category
Fayette County Health Department Administrator Melissa Storck said on Tuesday said that employees of congregate facilities were also able to receive their first dose
Then, those in the second level, category 1B, were administered some of the 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday, with remaining doses going to those in 1B who have pre-registered to get the first dose of the two-dose vaccine, Storck said.
Those in 1B, she said, include first responders, educators, correctional center officers and day care employees.
Storck said on Tuesday that when the health department receives its next shipment of first doses, more individuals will be vaccinated.
Those in 1B who will be included in that group, she said, will include grocery store employees, postal workers and manufacture employees, “those who are unable to quarantine.”
The health department announced via its Facebook page that “each vaccinated group will receive their second doses around the same time.”
As the FCHD is able to provide doses of the vaccine, Storck said, she continues to encourage county residents to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing and staying at home when possible.