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Free vaccines available at fair
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Warren County Senior Center executive director Lana Whitlock, left, and Graves Family Pharmacy RN Meleah Pitts were behind the grandstands Tuesday morning ready to provide drive-thru vaccinations. - photo by Bethany Porter

Graves Family Pharmacy set up at the fair Tuesday morning to provide free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for those who wanted one.

RN Meleah Pitts was one of the Graves Family Pharmacy representatives there to provide the free vaccination. She also worked the vaccination booth on the opening night of the fair and said they had a decent turnout. 

“We did probably about 15 vaccinations last night,” said Pitts. 

Pitts is glad they are offering this service at the fair this year. 

“Things have been going great. With how this virus is going, I think more people are realizing the side effects that can happen by being sick with this. So I think more people are realizing this vaccine is a good thing and needs to be done,” she said. 

The free vaccinations will be available nightly from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The clinic is located beside the medical tent near the cotton candy vendors. 

Pharmacy owner Chad Graves partnered with the fair this year in order to make sure anyone who wanted to be vaccinated had access to it easily.

“We wanted to make it as easy as possible to take the vaccine if they wanted it and we thought that there’s a good crowd there at the fair and we just wanted to have the availability of vaccines for anyone who wants it,” said Graves.

The last day to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the fair is Saturday, Sept. 18.