Phoenixville Takes a Group Approach to Ensure a COVID-19 Vaccine for All
A team of pharmacists, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel are working hard to keep Phoenixville moving forward in containing the coronavirus outbreak. The group effort is working to ensure every resident gets a COVID-19 vaccine, writes Beccah Hendrickson for 6ABC.
“Knowing that every vaccination is going to make a difference in our community is huge,” said Chief Rafael Henin with Valley Forge and West End Fire Companies.
Together, the effort, which includes members from the mayor’s office and Phoenixville Hospital, has administered over 7,500 shots out of a mobile trailer.
“We can reach people where they are and they don’t have to go to a big vaccination center,” said Henin.
Most recently, the partnership’s effort centered on children five to 11 years old in nearby school districts. The kids get to receive their shots in a more relaxed environment with lollipops and balloons.
“The phone has been off the hook, just people wanting to get vaccinated, wanting to get their child vaccinated,” said pharmacist Mark Szilagyi of Gateway Pharmacy.
The team is currently working on organizing more clinics for elementary school kids.
Read more about the heroic team at 6ABC.
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