Moore County will not receive COVID-19 vaccine shipment this week

According to the state, Moore County will not receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for the public this week. (File Photo)

LOCAL NEWS — Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis says state officials informed her Monday afternoon that Moore County would not receive an additional shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week — January 4-8.

Other counties, including those larger than Moore County, will also receive drastically reduced to none also, according to Mayor Lewis.

Shipments headed to county health department will instead go to area drugstore, who are responsible for administering COVID-19 vaccinations to long term care facilities.

The Tennessee Health Department assigns vaccination priorities. They are not controlled at the local level.

Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis says as soon as a new vaccine shipment comes in all those citizens aged 75 and older who showed up to get vaccinated on January 2 but were turned away when supplies ran out will be notified.

“We will work together to assure all our citizens are assisted with the process … whatever it is,” said Mayor Lewis. •

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