Jan 13, 2021 8:06 PM

COVID vaccination town hall set for Friday

Posted Jan 13, 2021 8:06 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department, along with local physicians and administrators from the Hutchinson Clinic and Hutchinson Regional Healthcare Systems, will be holding a town hall this Friday, Jan. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. 

The topic will be the COVID-19 vaccine. Participants may watch it live via Reno County’s Emergency Management Facebook page and submit questions there. The recording will also be available later in the day on the county’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as local cable channel 7.

“We’ve been inundated with calls from the public. People want information on the vaccine, and they want to know when and how they can get it,” Reno County Interim Health Officer Karen Hammersmith said. “We’re hoping to answer as many questions as we can during the town hall.”

Reno County is currently in Phase 1 of the governor’s vaccine distribution plan. This includes health care workers, residents or patients in long term care senior housing, and workers critical to pandemic response continuity. 

The next phase will include persons aged 65 and over, as well as congregate settings, high-contact critical workers, and all unvaccinated persons prioritized in the previous phase.