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Mathews clinics vaccinate older adults

Mathews County had two COVID-19 vaccine clinics last week, which were mostly aimed at vaccinating those aged 65 and older.

The first clinic was held at the Mathews Historical Museum last Thursday and was hosted by the Mathews Branch of the NAACP. A total of 146 vaccines were administered by the Three Rivers Health District.

MELANY SLAUGHTER / GAZETTE-JOURNALThe Middle Peninsula Medical Center administered 61 doses at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday. Here, Sue Ritter receives her second Pfizer dose from nurse Olivia Cross.

“We wanted to provide vaccines to the Mathews community at a location that was safe and convenient,” said Mathews NAACP President Edith Turner. “We hope that each person’s experience was positive. It was inspiring that so many people shared the information and that we were able to fill the clinic.”

“We are very grateful for the Mathews NAACP community leadership and assistance in offering COVID-19 vaccinations through this very successful clinic,” ...

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