COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Wright County

First Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Wright County

From Sandy McGrath Wright County Health Department Administrator:

“I am confident in the COVID-19 vaccine, in order to demonstrate the safety and encourage future recipients, I received the first COVID immunization in the county and feel it is crucial that we move forward with vaccinating our very important front line workers.”

 Nurses, doctors, EMS, and other healthcare workers will have first priority, in coming weeks, to receive the vaccine.  The Wright County Health Department is allotted limited amounts of the vaccine each week. With each amount received they will work through the first priority groups. This week’s allocation will begin with frontline healthcare workers through Iowa Specialty Hospitals, Unity Point Clinic in Eagle Grove, EMS, and other personal healthcare providers.  

Wright County Public Health would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: remember to wear a mask, social distance and avoid group gatherings.  We understand these efforts can be difficult and disappointing this time of year however it is important that we continue to be socially responsible until the vaccine can be more widely distributed.