HEALTH

Utah surpasses 1 million coronavirus vaccines delivered

Mar 13, 2021, 1:31 PM

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(PHOTO: KSL Newsradio's Paul Nelson)

(PHOTO: KSL Newsradio's Paul Nelson)

SALT LAKE CITY —  Governor Spencer Cox announced in a tweet that Utah officially has surpassed the 1 million mark of delivered vaccines. 

“This morning Utah officially crossed the 1 million mark for vaccine doses delivered,” Cox said in his tweet.

“This is an incredible milestone and speaks to the dedication of our public health teams and private partners. Thanks to everyone who stepped up in a historic way. We are just getting started.”

Lt. Gov. Diedre Henderson also tweeted about Utah’s accomplishment in surpassing the mark of 1 million vaccines delivered.

 

 

The Utah Department of Health’s numbers for today, March 13, shows that 993,168 vaccines have been administered. Officials from the Utah Department of Health tols KSL that Sunday’s update will show that today, Saturday, the state surpassed the 1 million mark.

 

Other reading:

Vaccine offers hope as Utah marks more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

Utah Medical Examiner’s Office finds no link between COVID-19 vaccine and deaths

Governor’s office: All adults should be eligible for vaccine on April 1


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

 

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