Sheriff’s Office flies vaccines 500 miles to get Fresno County surplus to Humboldt County

Coronavirus
Sheriff's Office flies vaccines 500 miles to get Fresno County surplus to Humboldt County

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A surplus of COVID-19 vaccines in Fresno County were transported to Humboldt County this week- after health officials realized that the northern California community was short by 3,000 doses.

According to Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the office’s fixed-wing aircraft took to the skies on Tuesday to fly a cooler with the extra doses on a 500-mile journey to the awaiting deputies with Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

The task was completed on time – allowing 400 people with appointments to still receive a vaccine dose.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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