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In-home vaccines continue as Manatee County celebrates EMS Week

EMS Week runs May 16-22
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 7:09 PM EDT
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Emergency medical service workers are being thanked for the important work they do in our communities during National EMS Week.

In Manatee County, EMS workers are getting a big round of thanks for administering at-home COVID-19 shots at the homes of the underserved, as well as seniors who are shut-in. EMS leaders say it has been a very trying 2020.

“Today we’re doing a piñata that looks like a COVID virus. Helps lighten the mood for what’s been a stressful year for us for sure,” says Sean Dwyer, assistant chief of special operations for Manatee County EMS.

National EMS Week was started in 1974 by President Gerald Ford as a way to celebrate EMS workers.

Each day has a different theme, and Monday’s theme was “EMS Education Day.”

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