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Health Care Workers Stuck In Snow Give COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Stranded Drivers

Health care workers and volunteers in Oregon had to act quickly after getting stuck in the snow with soon-to-expire doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Staff members from Josephine County Public Health had just wrapped up their mass vaccination event at a local high school, but after getting stuck on the highway due to heavy snowfall, they ended up offering COVID-19 vaccine doses to other stranded drivers.

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6 Vaccine doses about to expire. 

The crew had six doses of the vaccine, all of which were meant for other people in the city of Grants Pass, but the snow meant those doses would not make it there before expiring.

Not wanting to let the doses go to waste, they set up an impromptu vaccination site and began walking car to car offering stranded drivers a chance to receive a dose of the vaccine.

Every dose was administered to six lucky motorists, including one Josephine County Sheriff’s Office employee who ended up being too late for the original mass vaccination event due to the heavy snowfall.

Director of Josephine County Public Health Mike Weber said it was one of the coolest operations he had ever been a part of.

Editor's Note: The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information. 

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