Drive-through vaccine clinic declared a success; All 5,000 doses administered

Published 10:45 am Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Vaughan Regional Medical Center’s (VRMC) Drive-through clinic was a huge success, said VRMC Growth and Outreach Director Maegan Austin.

According to Austin, the drive-through clinic was so successful, all 5,000 initial doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered by 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, earlier than expected as the drive-through clinic was scheduled to be open until Friday.

Austin said everyone who received the initial dose this week received a card to receive the second dose of the vaccine next month, March 8-12, which will be administered in the same drive-through format.

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Austin expressed thanks to all of the groups that came together to ensure the clinic ran smoothly.

In addition to VRMC staff, nursing students from Wallace Community College – Selma and Judson College volunteered to administer vaccine to everyone who came through the drive-through clinic.

Austin also thanked the Selma Police Department (SPD) and City of Selma Public Works Department for making sure all vehicles were directed through the drive-through smoothly and safely.

“The clinic was a huge success,” said Austin. “We unexpectedly administered all [5,000] doses earlier than we thought, but that’s great. That means we got a lot of people vaccinated.”