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Disaster Team to Help Marshfield Clinic With Vaccine Distribution

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A federal disaster aid team has set up shop at Marshfield Clinic to help with vaccine distribution.

Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team's Delta-1 squad will be helping staff at the hospital system distribute the first round of COVID-19 vaccines this week, using their special skills normally reserved for incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or violent acts of terror.

The crew, which is based out of the south, will be in the area for about a week. Marshfield Clinic is a distribution hub for the Pfizer vaccine, which must be kept at temperatures well below zero, for other hospitals and care centers in the region.

The first shots will be given this week, though Marshfield Clinic hasn't given a specific date for when distribution will begin locally.