Montana Public Radio

Nicky Sullivan

A syringe in a COVID-19 vaccine bottle.
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The monumental challenge of distributing COVID-19 vaccines has been complicated by uncertain and limited supply, but the biggest challenge for one rural county on the Rocky Mountain Front is starting over with an entirely new health department.

Nurse in a mask sitting, looking tired.
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More Montana public health workers are quitting their jobs as they face mounting stress, and in some cases, threats, because of their work during the pandemic. The loss of experience could complicate the work of health departments now and in the future.