900 get vaccines in Kennett

State Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, called it "a tremendous service." He was referring to a vaccination clinic held at Kennett High School on Saturday, where 900 people received COVID-19 vaccines.

Medical personnel administer COVID-19 vaccines at Kennett High School.

Williams and Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick hosted the event that began at 8:30 Saturday morning. By 12:30 p.m., 400 people received the vaccines, 900 by the end of the afternoon.

Family Wellness Pharmacy in Boothwyn provided the vaccines, which were administered by medical personnel. There were 50 volunteers taking part, including Longwood and Kennett fire departments, medical personnel, Kennett High School students and staff, and local residents.

"This is a tremendous service for the people of our community," Williams said in a press release after the event. "With a collaborative community effort like this, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will continue to work tirelessly until we are on the other side of this pandemic."

Fetick was also positive. "I am so proud of our partnership with Rep. Williams and the Wellness Family Pharmacy, as we have brought much-needed vaccine relief to our Kennett community," he said. "The outpouring of support from our volunteers clearly demonstrates the commitment we have to one another."

Angel Phan of Family Wellness Pharmacy said that they brought 1,000 doses of vaccine to Kennett High School, hoping to give 80 percent. They reached 90 percent.

Williams said his office had been inundated with requests for vaccines and vaccine information.

The Chester County Health Department announced today that a drive-through vaccination site will open this Thursday, April 29, at Longwood Gardens’ overflow parking area where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered. The vaccine hours are Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to-5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting https://chesterpaprod.service-now.com/vam.

 

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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