More vaccines administered locally

Volunteer Ellie Nguyen, a Temple pharmacy student, vaccinates Pat Flood.

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione last week teamed with Rep. Jared Solomon to bring the Pfizer vaccine to up to 1,000 people at Cedar Grove Christian Academy, 6445 Bingham St. in Lawndale.

Sunray Drugs organized and managed the event. All who received the vaccine will return on April 22 for their second dose.

Tartaglione was happy to bring the vaccine to area residents.

“Why should they have to go downtown to the Convention Center? They can do it right in their neighborhood,” she said.

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione speaks with a man who received the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic sponsored by the senator and Rep. Jared Solomon.

Lawncrest Community Association president Bill Dolbow, other residents and 2nd Police District community relations officer Mark Mroz volunteered to make the process run smoothly.

Individuals who have not been vaccinated may call Tartaglione’s office at 215-533-0440 to sign up for a waiting list for a future pop-up clinic. Tartaglione plans another clinic later this month at the Mayfair Community Center.

The lawmaker encourages people to complete the city’s Vaccine Interest Form to become eligible for a city-operated clinic. The form is at https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US. ••

Taylor Rider, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine student and Sunray Drugs staffer, vaccinated people on April 1 in the Cedar Grove Christian Academy gym.
Briana Krewson, a Sunray Drugs employee and student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, provided the Pfizer vaccine for local residents.