Kansas National Guard members receive vaccine, Gov. Kelly tours distribution site

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – State soldiers are now getting the coronavirus shot. First and second doses of the coronavirus vaccine were given out to Air and Army National Guard members at Forbes Field in Topeka.

This was the second distribution like it. Some people are in phase one, others are in phase two.

Vaccines come from the United State Department of Defense and are not part of the state’s allotment. So far the guard has been given 1,100 vaccines, with more to come. When a member is able to get a shot depends on how critical their mission is.

Kansas Adjutant General David Weishaar said things have looked different during the pandemic for the guard.

“We have not compromised any mission requirements because of COVID. We have compromised some training requirements but it has not impacted our mission negatively,” Weishaar said.

Governor Laura Kelly and Department of Health and Environment

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Pritzker tours Rockford COVID-19 vaccination site as Illinois sets single-day record with 75,000 doses given

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday, during tour a Winnebago County coronavirus vaccination site at Auburn School Field House, that the state set a single day record on Thursday, administering nearly 75,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single day.

The Governor briefly toured the vaccination site at 11:30 a.m.

“Auburn High School is today serving as a mobile vaccination site for hundreds of staff at Rockford Public Schools,” Pritzker said. “Getting them back in schools and keeping kids safe is a high priority for me.”

Pritzker said Illinois is the 6th state in the nation to surpass a million administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“There is hope ahead,” he continued. “Just yesterday the FDA announced a date on the calendar later this month for potential approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… A one dose vaccine that makes it easier to administer, without a second

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Maine CDC director tours Northern Light mass vaccination clinic

Maine’s two mass vaccination sites could vaccinate thousands each day if the federal government could provide that much vaccine, officials said

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah toured a mass vaccination clinic at the Cross Insurance Center Saturday and praised Northern Light Health for a “remarkable” operation.

The Bangor clinic and a second operated by MaineHealtth at Scarborough Downs could each vaccinate thousands of people each day if that much vaccine was provided, but Maine has received just more than 20,000 doses at most each week.

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Shah was greeted with applause and thanks as Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light Health’s incident command walked him through the clinic.

Noting specifically its accessibility, Shah said, “Statewide, we’re trying to make vaccines as available to everybody as we can, and we know that one of the ways

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Pritzker tours Rockford vaccination site as state continues ramping up efforts to administer the vaccine

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker made a stop in Rockford Friday to check out the COVID-19 vaccination site at Auburn High School.

Dr. Sandra Martell, the Public Administrator with the Winnebago County Health Department, led the governor’s tour.

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The governor’s tour comes one day after the state set another one-day record for vaccinations given with 74,965 doses administered.

The governor said the state’s top priority is continuing to expand vaccination sites so more people can get the vaccine.

“We’ll continue to work to get more vaccinations in more arms—especially the most vulnerable population,” Gov. Pritzker said.

The state added 80 more vaccination sites on Thursday, according to Gov. Pritzker. The governor also announced the Illinois National Guard will be coming to Winnebago County in the next few weeks to help administer vaccines.

As the state continues its efforts

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