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Adams County Health Department making hires, organizing for next step of vaccine roll out

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- The Adams County Health Department is hiring people to help schedule COVID-19 vaccines, as they establish the framework to deliver the vaccine to the general public.

County health officials said they're hiring four to six people for the job.

They said a large portion of the Oakley-Lindsay center is ready now to distribute larger quantities of vaccine to those over 65 and essential frontline workers in the next step of the plan.

"The state has started to talk about opening up to 1-B, and we're excited and ready to start that process but that 1-B group is massive in Adams County, so it will take us some time to have enough vaccine to get through that group," said Adams County Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch.

He said they plan to have more information online or over the phone on where you might fit into the 1-B vaccine group, and they expect to have a clearer picture overall in the coming weeks.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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