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Health Department compiling list of county residents who want vaccine

The Cloud County Health Department is compiling a list of residents who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It was reported by KNCK News Director Toby Nosker that the Cloud County Health Department is compiling a list of residents who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cloud County's plan prioritizes people age 65 and older, followed by high contact critical workers, Cloud County Health Administrator Brandi Bray said, during the county's monthly department head meeting on Monday morning.
High contact critical workers include firefighters, police officers, first responders, and correction officers; grocery store workers and food services; K-12 and childcare workers, including teachers, custodians, drivers, and other staff; food processing including meat processing plants; transportation workers; workers in retail, agriculture, supply of critical services or materials for COVID-19 response, the U.S. Postal Service, and Department of Motor Vehicles; and those living or working in licensed congregate settings and other special care or congregate environments where social distancing is not possible, including congregate childcare institutions, corrections facilities and behavioral health institutions.
Last week, Governor Laura Kelly announced her administration's final COVID-19 distribution order for population groups in Kansas. The vaccine will be administered in five phases, beginning with those most at risk of contracting or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and ending with all Kansans at large.
Cloud County began vaccinating at-risk healthcare providers at Cloud County Health Center with the Pfizer vaccine on December 17th. Also last month, the Cloud County Health Department received the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, which has been administered to nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, morticians and some first responders.
The second phase of the order will make the vaccine available to persons aged 65 and older, as well as high-contact critical workers necessary to maintain systems, assets, and activities that are vital to the state security, the economy or public health, or who interact with large numbers of contacts and job-related COVID-19 exposure.
If you would like to be added to the vaccine wait list, call the Cloud County Health Department at (785) 243-8140. Staff will ask for your date of birth and phone number. As the vaccine becomes available to the public, health officials will call and set up an appointment.


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