Denver, Colorado 2021-01-16 15:32:56 –
Aurora-Smoky Hill High School parking lots in Colorado may have been the busiest for some time, but Saturday traffic wasn’t for schools.
“We have mass vaccination events for more than 70 communities,” said Allison Drayer, director of the Community Care STRIDE Health Center.
More than 500 people over the age of 70 have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, giving Aurora High School a little more purpose.
“We didn’t want the elderly to stand outside. They wanted a place for them to recover properly, so they provided us with this space,” Drayer said. I did.
For people like Becky and Tony Ponda, they are happy to be back in school for a day.
“We both compromised and wanted to get this,” Becky said.
“Reassuring. Reassuring that we have the vaccine or at least the first part. And I’m more protected than before,” Tony added.
Whether it’s an appointment schedule or a shot in the arm, vaccination in this age group has never been as easy as many wanted. What Ponda knows well.
“We’re on a list of everything you can think of. Whoever we can hear, we have a test that we try to go online because it was easy online. , This was easy, “Becky said.
In addition, you will know when the second dose will be taken.
“I’ll be back for the second time in February,” she said.
Therefore, the STRIDE Community Health Center held a clinic in high school and was able to take care of many people in one day.
“There is such a need for this population. At some point, there were thousands of people on the waiting list,” Drayer said.
I am grateful that Ponda was finally able to achieve it.
“It’s a great relief to have it. We want the world to recover again and lead a normal life for everyone,” says Becky.
Those who were vaccinated on Saturday also set up a second vaccination appointment within a few weeks at the same location.
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