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Jackson County to vaccinate first responders January 15th, 2021

Jackson County’s first responders and front line emergency services staff will receive the first of two Covid-19 vaccinations from 4-8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 15 at the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee.
“This event is geared toward our amazing first responders,” said Melissa McKnight, Deputy Health
Director at the Jackson County Department of Public Health. “This includes our county firefighters, law
enforcement, rescue squads and other first responders.”

McKnight said members of these emergency services departments have pre-registered to indicate that
they are coming. Pre-registration was required.

“This will help us plan for the total number of attendees,” McKnight added. “We are anticipating 200.”
Choosing to receive the vaccination was voluntary. Both volunteer and paid first responders were eligible.
This event is made possible due to a partnership between Jackson County Emergency Management,
Harris Regional EMS, Glenville Cashiers EMS, the Jackson County Public Health Department, and the
Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee.

These first responders will follow health recommendations for the vaccine protocol and receive their
second Covid 19 vaccination shot in approximately 28 days. The time, date and location will be
announced at a later date.

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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