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Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic brings in hundreds of Madison County resident

Madison county residents 75 years old or older started lining up here at the Jackson Fairgrounds at midnight to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Officials with the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department says, people in this age group usually respond to vaccines well, and they expected this crowd.

A line that stretched down south highland was filled with Madison County residents 75 or older.

“I feel fine, feel good. I’m blessed to be this age", says vaccine recipient, David Taylor.

Ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“It’s so much sickness and all of that and I got so many friends that are sick and know people that are sick. We just need to do what we can do help and be safe", says Taylor.

This age group continues to be the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and that’s why they made sure to get in line as early as possible.

“I got here at 6:15, because I want to live longer and it’s the safe thing to do, something that we should all be willing to do", said another vaccine recipient, Betty Lyons.

Months ago this was the same location for COVID-19 testing. Director of the Regional Health Department, Kim Tedford, says today show progress.

“We finally feel like we are doing something to help slow down the pandemic", says Tedford.

Tedford says they will have a second clinic for people to get their second dose of the vaccine in about 3 weeks.

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