The mass vaccination clinic at the Tyson Events Center continues, with nearly 2,000 more people vaccinated

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Siouxland County Health Department continued its Woodbury County mass vaccination clinic on Friday despite the bitter cold temperatures.

The health department said it had around 1,800 to 1,900 people with vaccination appointments at the Tyson Event Center on Friday.

Deputy Director Tyler Brock said they didn’t have many hiccups but realized they needed to help seniors get into the right area. Brock said if you have mobility problems it is okay to bring someone to the clinic to help.

Otherwise, Brock said the process is going smoothly.

“I mean, we could probably get more people through with the amount of help we have. We always have restrictions on the number of vaccines. That really is our limiting factor today, the amount of vaccines, but we can guide them a lot of people through this facility in a short amount of time, “said Brock.

Brock said they are focused on getting the first dose of vaccine at these clinics, but people will come back for their second dose when it is time.

“The best situation to get your second dose is when you get your first. This is the best way to keep track of this, to make our process as smooth as possible and to make sure we know who So we fully anticipate the people who will receive it. It will be done through this mass clinic and will also get their second shot through a mass clinic, ā€¯Brock said.

Brock said it wasn’t easy for the volunteers standing by the doors because it’s cold, but it’s warmer in the arena.

The next vaccination clinic of the health department is planned for February 17th. All appointments for this day are already taken.

Further clinics are planned for February 24th and March 3rd. Appointments for these are expected to open a week before the clinic date.

Further information on the SDHD clinics can be found here.