Arizona Senator Mark Kelly was in Flagstaff Wednesday to talk to health care and business leaders in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The Senator toured North Country HealthCare on Fourth Street. He learned about the work they do not only in Flagstaff, but around Northern Arizona and the Navajo and Hopi reservations. He heard about a low-cost drug program that North Country is trying to weave its way through. Senator Kelly says the drug program “340B” has created some tough situations at the center. He says “there’s been some challenges lately with their contract pharmacies in getting low cost drugs to remote and rural areas of our state.” Officials say one man had to drive from Show Low to Flagstaff in order to get medication he needed at a lower price. Officials told the senator about their COVID-19 vaccination program. Kelly gave Shelby from North Country HealthCare her final Moderna vaccination during the visit. The senator also had a roundtable discussion about COVID-19 funding with local small businesses at the Market of Dreams. The Senator is touring the state to conduct meetings this week.
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