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SALISBURY — Police are investigating a break-in over the weekend at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center which has been serving as a COVID-19 vaccination center.

The break-in occurred Sunday night and is being investigated by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, according to a county official.

The county health department said in a social media statement on Monday, Feb. 22, that coronavirus vaccines are not stored at the civic center and local vaccination clinics are open this week.

“We do not store vaccine on site there. All vaccine clinics for this week will run as usual,” the statement reads from the Wicomico County Health Department.

The health department referred questions about the break-in to the civic center. The county has been conducting COVID vaccinations as well as testing at the Salisbury civic center.

A civic center spokesperson referred questions about the break-in and the police investigation to the Sheriff’s office.

Law enforcement officials have not yet responded to requests for comment from The Star Democrat on the incident and whether the break-in has any links to COVID vaccines.

Wicomico County has administered 23,373 coronavirus vaccines, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

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