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Rocking Horse, health district partner to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

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The vaccine is effective in preventing the main variant of the coronavirus, as well as the delta variant, Cook said, but it is also effective in preventing hospitalization and death from the virus.

Carter-Smith said schools in the city of Springfield also worked with Rocking Horse in preparation for the clinic, sending flyers home with students and sending out robocalls.

Friday’s vaccination clinic, held at 651 S. Limestone St. in Rocking Horse, included food, music and a rotating photo booth. Everyone who received a vaccine dose that day also received Groceryland, Door Dash or Visa gift cards.

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Around 50 appointments were scheduled for the event, and many walk-ins were also conducted. The clinic administered a variety of doses to patients, with a diverse mix of first, second and booster doses administered, said Stacy Lee, chief operating officer.

Roger and Sharon Evans attended the vaccination event to get their second booster doses.

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Sharon Evans receives her second booster at the Rocking Horse Vaccination Clinic on Friday.

Sharon Evans receives her second booster at the Rocking Horse Vaccination Clinic on Friday.
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Sharon Evans receives her second booster at the Rocking Horse Vaccination Clinic on Friday.

“We want to stay healthy and our loved ones to stay healthy,” said Sharon Evans. “We constantly encourage our family to get vaccinated.”

Roger Evans, who is a retired chief of the Springfield Police Division, said he thinks the vaccine is one of the best guards against catching COVID-19, and the virus doesn’t make a discrimination.

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“When you catch a virus like this, it doesn’t matter what political party you are,” he said.

Since the pandemic, 34,390 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clark County.

Those interested in starting or continuing their vaccine series can visit the health district website to see future clinic times and locations.