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A nurse’s thoughts on getting the COVID vaccine

Vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus have begun across the United States, throughout the state, and locally here at North Shore Health. Learn more about the vaccine arrival and the coronavirus case count on the North Shore in this WTIP report by Joe Friedrichs, speaking with North Shore Health Administrator Kimber Wraalstad: Cook County COVID-19 positivity rate and case count climb as vaccine set to arrive

The first healthcare workers at our local medical facility received their vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22, with nurse Kristi Silence getting the first dose. See that first local vaccination here: Care Center nurse gets first Cook County COVID-19 vaccination

And here the latest from Dr. Kurt Farchmin of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, who has been a resource for WTIP Community Radio and the entire community throughout the pandemic: Cook County’s ‘Dr. Fauci’ shares final COVID-19 update for 2020
Another of the medical workers who received the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine was RN Rob Wells of Grand Marais.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Rob at the end of his workday on December 22, to see how he fared in the hours after the shot, as well as how he feels about being part of the first wave of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.