COVID-19 Vaccine / RICHD

Long before 9 A.M. when Rock Island County's COVID vaccination clinic opened on Tuesday, lines of cars from both directions were waiting in Milan.

Michelle O'Neill has more.

This morning around 8:15, the health department announced its 1,000 doses of vaccine would run out before all the people in line received their injections.

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Hundreds of healthcare workers in the Quad Cities were vaccinated against COVID-19 today.

Healthcare workers were able to stay in the safety—and warmth—of their cars while receiving the Moderna vaccine. The Rock Island County Health Department organized the drive through clinic free of charge. Janet Hill of the health department says the response has been positive. 

Frontline health care workers in the Quad Cities are receiving their first shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
One of the first vaccinated was Joel Moore, Director of Care Coordination for Genesis Health System. He says so far, the only side effect is some minor, vaccine-typical muscle soreness.

"There's lots of worry out there from people, so I had a lot of mind games yesterday, thinking, 'Well, gosh, maybe I have a headache, maybe I have fatigue, maybe I have these things.' But really, I felt really great except for my arm pain."