Marion exhausts vaccine supply
MARION — After administering 886 doses of the Moderna covid vaccine, the town has exhausted its supply.
According to the town, all residents over 85 who requested the vaccine have been vaccinated.
According to an email to residents on Feb. 12, Marion is prepared to hold more clinics, but cannot do so until it receives more doses from the state.
“We have been aggressively pursuing vaccine orders but unfortunately our most recent request to the state for vaccine doses was denied,” Town Administrator McGrail said. “We understand the extraordinary demand for the vaccine across the state, and will continue to do everything we can to acquire more doses so we can continue vaccinating residents at the local level. For such a small town we are extremely proud of the work we have done thus far to vaccinate our first responders, public health workers and most senior population and will continue to do what we can to vaccinate as many of our residents as possible.”
The Town has applied for a shipment of vaccines as part of next week’s distribution from the state. The Town is also working with State Representative Bill Straus to acquire additional vaccine doses.
In the meantime, Marion is encouraging its eligible residents to make an appointment at a number of vaccination sites around the region.
To view a list of regional vaccination sites, for more information on the sites, and to sign up, click here.
Marion residents with questions can also contact the Marion COVID-19 Hotline at 508-748-3509 to leave a message.