By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
If you got your first COVID vaccination at the KDMC clinic location in Grayson, you’ll be getting your next one at the First Church of Christ community center on Pomeroy Street.
The KDMC COVID clinic, now beginning to administer that second round of vaccines, needed extra space to accommodate the expected jump in numbers as they kept up the pace of first round vaccines while bringing folks back for their second shot.
“When you start adding a second dose, you double the people,” explained communication director Elaine Corbitt. “We felt like it was safer to allow more space for social distancing.”
First Church of Christ stepped up to help meet that need.
“They’ve been very gracious to allow us to use the facility,” Corbitt said.
Last Saturday, their first at the new location, they had 726 people scheduled to come through the doors for either a first shot or their second round of vaccination with the Moderna vaccine.
Marian Conley, there for her second shot, said yes when asked if she was excited to be fully vaccinated. But the Rush resident said she didn’t have any special plans to change her routine just because she’d gotten her second shot.
“I’m going to stay home, stay safe… and hopefully get to some family gatherings,” Conley said.
The King’s Daughters Medical Center COVID vaccine clinic in Grayson is open on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. KDMC also hosts a vaccine clinic in Louisa on Fridays from 9 – 4 and at their Bellefonte location Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The current level of vaccine eligibility is at phase 1c, which includes any adult individuals with one or more conditions that put them at heightened risk – such as sickle cell disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, liver or kidney disease, obesity, and others.
You can schedule an appointment for vaccination at any of the vaccine sites by calling (606)408-2683 or through your KDMC MyChart account.
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