Mayor Sundquist Continues Vaccination Effort Amid Local COVID-19 Increase

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JAMESTOWN – To end the increase in COVID-19 cases locally, Jamestown’s Mayor says the solution is simple: get vaccinated.

Mayor Eddie Sundquist believes that’s the only way to truly overcome the global pandemic.

Specifically, he hopes that the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine will encourage those unvaccinated to take the shot.

“The reality is, as if I haven’t said it enough, you got to get vaccinated, unless you’ve got some medical condition, a religious exemption, I understand those things, but we have to be cognizant as a society as a whole,” said Sundquist. “If you are able to get your child vaccinated safely, do it, for all of us to get back to normal.”

When asked what we have to do to move forward beyond COVID-19, the mayor says the nation needs to retool some of the processes to respond to public health crisis that will emerge in the future.

As of Monday morning, over 66,000 people countywide have received at least one dose of the vaccine.


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