Deb Minor has worked in the Yates County Health Department for 31 years. In late-January, she provided her last update to the legislature on the coronavirus pandemic.
It was good news on infection numbers, but bad news on vaccine distribution. “The number of new positive cases is going down,” she said. “That is good news and I hope it continues.”
However, to date the county has only received 700 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since mid-December. It translates to about 100 doses per week. “We continue to get small amounts coming in. One hundred doses does not go very far in a week,” Minor continued.
She says her office continues to get a number of phone calls from residents about getting a vaccine.
“People are telling us it is difficult to register, especially people 65 and older who don’t have a computer,” Minor said during the session. “We are also hearing the registration links for pharmacies are crashing.”
Annmarie Flanagan will succeed Minor as the county’s public health director.
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