Cherokee County Firefighters are currently in the process of receiving their vaccine for the Covid Virus. According to Cherokee County EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan, “We ordered the vaccine the week before Christmas. Unfortunately, the order got lost, but we did receive a quarter of the vaccines that we ordered on Tuesday morning of this week. We will start administering the vaccine to our firefighters next Tuesday.”
“Fortunately, the Cherokee County Health Department offered to give our firefighters their vaccine before we received ours. So, a big group of our firefighters have already gotten the vaccine,” added Sullivan.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, recently received his vaccine. “I stated at the beginning that I was not willing to take the vaccination. It seems the longer this pandemic goes, the more death I see that is getting closer to home. Last Friday, I did in fact take the vaccination to set the example and to help ease the apprehension and reluctance of the public taking the vaccine that even I had a few weeks ago,” stated Prather.
This is strictly a voluntary process for Cherokee County Firefighters. They have the choice to take or not take it with no consequences from the administration.