Oliver Community Center vaccinates seniors
Published 3:59 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021
The Clark County Health Department and the Oliver Community Center teamed up to administer more than 200 Moderna vaccinations, mostly to seniors and people over 30 with health issues in the Black community, according to Detra Newell, who coordinated the program.
“We know the people, and we are trying to convince them to take the vaccine,” she said.
On Tuesday, she and Cornetta Conner were registering and talking with people as they came in. Between 3:30 and 4 p.m., there was a steady stream of people who were getting their second shots.
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Newell said they had vaccinated more than 200 people since February.
“It’s important that we reach out” and get people to take the shots so that they will be safer, she said.
Public Health Director Becky Kissick said Wednesday afternoon that the Clark County Health Department had administered 4,661 doses of COVID vaccine and was expected to give 50 more Thursday and 30 more Friday.
On Thursday, the Health Department reported 10 new COVID cases for that day and 86 active cases. In all, 2,738 people in Clark County have gotten the virus, 23 have died of conditions in which the virus was a contributing factor, and at least 85 have been hospitalized.