I was very grateful to see the article about the first responders receiving their COVID vaccinations. I am hopeful that we will continue to see regular coverage of our county health department, and also the progress of vaccine distribution in the local area.
But I was a little perplexed to learn that the county was holding some vaccine doses in reserve, pending receipt of additional shipments. I am pretty certain this is not the objective of federal or state agencies. They seem to be telling the nation that shipments are forthcoming at a rapid pace, and they need to be administered as quickly as possible.
I know it takes some time to get used to a new program, but we are not going to be able to put out a forest fire with a garden hose. Let's get out the fire hoses and trust that the water will continue to flow out of the hydrant.