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Lt. Gov. Henderson Visits BRHD To Discuss Vaccine Administration

Harley Barnes

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson visited the Bear River Health Department on Wednesday to meet with health officials and discuss COVID-19 vaccine efforts.

“I want to point out that if health departments can get through their doses, it’s a good problem to have," she said. "What we don’t want to have happen is for doses to be sitting around on shelves and not utilized.”


Henderson said starting Monday, the vaccine efforts will be focused on people age 70 and older. The first wave was focused on healthcare workers and K-12 teachers. 


“In the coming weeks we’ll have more announcements as to who else is going to qualify for vaccines," she said. "But right now, we’ve got more of the people in those categories than we have doses available. So we’re just working to get those in arms as quickly as possible so that we can get more.”


Henderson said with a limited amount of doses, one way people can help things run smoothly is by simply making sure they show up to their appointment to get vaccinated. 


Jordan Mathis, director of the Bear River Health Department, encouraged Utahns to do their own research about the vaccine. 

“This is a very safe and effective vaccine," he said. "From a public health standpoint this is a very effective vaccine that really leads to a light at the end of the tunnel for many of us.”

Lt. Gov. Henderson said health departments in the state are doing a great job in administering the vaccine so far.