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KCHD Begins Vaccinating First Responders, Tier 1b Individuals Can Get on Waiting List

By Echo Menges

  The Knox County Health Department identified 13 more cases of COVID-19 in Knox County last week and another three cases at beginning of this week. The seven day positivity rate over 40 percent and the risk level is “high”.

  Knox Countians who are over age 65 or who meet the high-risk criteria and are elidgible to be vaccinated in Tier 1B are encouraged to call the Health Department to be placed on a waiting list and/or area hospitals to get on the waiting lists or schedule a vaccination.

  The KCHD has requested more vaccine from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. It is not known when those vaccines will arrive.