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Shade Discusses Vaccine Distribution Projections with WCBC

January 11th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Commissioners President Jake Shade, on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” provided the most recent data regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Allegany County has so far received 3400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  1,900 of the doses have been sent to UPMC-Western Maryland and 1,500 to the Allegany County Health Department.  All doses have been the Moderna vaccine, and it's expected that will continue to be the case. Barring any supply chain issues, Shade said the county should be receiving 700 doses weekly. The first 100 doses were for the employees and support staff administering the vaccine and testing. The next 1,400 have been for healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement, county correctional officers, and judiciary.  Of these 1,400, 1,175 have been administered or will be administered next week.  If not used by the group listed above, the vaccines will be added to the total available to the general public age 75 and above.  Shade was asked when he believes enough vaccine will have been distributed to begin to see a return to normalcy…