Last Wednesday, May 12th, a collaboration of local service providers and volunteers came together to host a vaccination clinic at Kendall Elementary School in Maple Falls. The Vaccine Clinic was a success thanks to the many talented and caring people involved:
Together, these partners created a welcoming and inclusive event that made it easier for 33 residents of east Whatcom County to get their shot.
“I chose to get vaccinated at Kendall Elementary because it was close to where I live and I had a hard time getting into the BTC community clinic. I made an appointment with the staff at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center. The process at the clinic was smooth and straightforward. There were many volunteers to make the process quick, painless and smooth.” - Maple Falls Resident who received their vaccine at the clinic.
More clinics are coming to rural Whatcom communities next week, thanks to the Nooksack Tribe. The Nooksack Tribe is once again generously sharing their supply of Pfizer vaccine with the general public next Wednesday and Thursday. Anyone 12 and up is welcome on a walk-in basis. Anyone younger than 18 will need to bring a consent form or be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
These partnerships are vital to creating successful vaccination events throughout our community, especially in rural areas that haven’t had easy access to vaccination options. When getting vaccinated is easy and convenient, more people get vaccinated. Partnerships like these are vital for reviving our community and ending the pandemic.