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10 vaccinated during Mathews clinic

Ten people were vaccinated during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic held last Thursday at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church in Cobbs Creek.

Lisa Laurier, Population Health Manager for the Three Rivers Health District, said that clinics are slowly getting more people, but “it’s not like it was at first.”

Early in the pandemic, she said, a clinic would serve 150 to 200 people, but then attendance “abruptly dried up” when various facilities were approved to administer the vaccine. She said that the number of vaccinations being administered had gone down to sometimes just one or two or three a week. More recently, though, clinics have been drawing as many as 25 or 30 people who have decided they need to be vaccinated.

Jason Jackson of Cobbs Creek got his first shot of the vaccine during Thursday’s clinic. He said he didn’t do it earlier because he “was being foolish,” but that seeing people, including family members, get sick with the virus convinced him it was necessary.

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