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Senior Center site for giving vaccine
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Casey O’Neal gives Sharon Moody a COVID vaccine Monday at the Senior Center.

Senior Center director Lana Whitlock is hoping to reopen the Morrison Street facility April 1.

To help accomplish that goal, a COVID vaccination clinic was held Monday at the Senior Center sponsored by Graves Family Pharmacy. There were 120 shots administered.

“It feels good to have this clinic and to feel like we’re part of the process of getting back to normal,” said Whitlock. “We don’t know what kind of orders will come down from the governor, but I’m hoping to reopen April 1.”

The Senior Center has been closed since last March 15, a span of nearly a complete calendar year. Whitlock has been working during that time and continuing such services a grocery and medication delivery, but she says it’s not the same as having the center open so people can socialize and benefit from programs.

Basic and advanced computer classes are offered, along with a program that teaches reading and writing to seniors who are illiterate. In addition, the Senior Center offers day trips.

The Senior Center and Graves Family Pharmacy are teaming together for a mobile clinic to be offered Wednesday at Beersheba Towers. It’s hoped 100 doses of COVID vaccine can be administered today.