Marillac Health reaches halfway mark of weekend vaccine clinic

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Going into week three, on Easter weekend, Marillac Health is halfway done with its Saturday clinics for the Pfizer vaccine.

The clinic’s staff of volunteers develop a smooth process that comes second nature. Doctors and nurses are happy to be on the supportive side of this operation.

“As a doctor, I think it’s important to be part of the vaccination effort, no matter what I do,” Dr. Erica Lovett reflects, “I do think that it’s great that I get to learn from the nurses and colleagues in the community to help give the vaccination.”

The third clinic marks the end of first round doses but happens during the first weekend Mesa County is in Phase Two. Getting a great public response, Marillac Health stocks up with more than 500 doses for one clinic.

“Now that Mesa County is in phase two of its vaccine distribution, this Saturday clinic makes it more convenient, allowing the general public not to wait for their shot,” Cora Dickey reports.

People come and go within minutes, trusting that this vaccine is made to help fight COVID-19.

“I mean, might as well do it,” Matthew Morris suggests, “I know, with the Polio vaccine, it helped out quite a bit during that time. Especially during this pandemic, it helps out quite a bit during this and I just wanna protect people who I care and love for.”

As of now, the next three clinics are meant for second doses, ending the weekend opportunities on April 24.

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