It was somewhat of surprise to the people putting on the first children’s COVID vaccination clinic Tuesday afternoon, but there was more laughter than tears. More often than not, shots in arms usually means lots of screeching and tears, but County Public Health Director Jill Blake says it was quite the opposite. During a weekly media briefing, Blake gives a lot of credit to all of the partners that participated both on the medical side as well as the community side.
Blake says over 50 staff and volunteers and paid support included Dokimos Pharmacy, Chapa De Indian Health, and Western Sierra Medical Clinic supported the clinic is a variety of ways. Blake says several hundred vaccines were administered during the afternoon clinic at the Veterans Building In Grass Valley.
Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellerman says the turnout, support, and response was truly amazing.
Since becoming eligible in the last few weeks, 16% of eligible 5-11 year olds have already received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and are on their way to a less restrictive holiday season.