Vaccine distribution heads into Toledo neighborhood

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – With more than enough COVID vaccine doses, demand from certain groups is falling. Now the medicine comes to them.

Doctors and students at the University of Toledo took this vaccine exactly where it was needed. Monday night they settled in the helping hands of St. Louis Church in East Toledo. Everyone who arrived had a different reason for getting their COVID vaccine.

“I have ten grandchildren. I want to see her, ”said Kathy Stockman.

Everyone reacts a little differently.

“A little sluggish,” said Frederick Reed.

But everyone could agree that this clinic was a hit.

“It’s pretty nice. Easy to get to, easy to get to, ”said Kaela Herrera.

Staff and students at the University of Toledo College of Medicine have provided primary health care at this location for years and are now armed with the COVID vaccine.

“It’s important to get out and go where the people are, especially the undeserved people who don’t have access to vehicles,” said Dr. Richard Paat.

Dr. Paat has traveled the world practicing medicine. Now he shows his students the importance of reaching patients.

“Health care is simple … it should be available and accessible and accessible to everyone, and it’s just not like that in the world right now,” said Katie Stibley, a medical student at the University of Toledo.

“We address the people who need us most. They get where they are at a time they can get there, which makes things easier, ”said Dr. Susan Batten from the University of Toledo.

Dr. Batten was pleased that the vaccine supply is high in Ohio, very happy when people show up, and she knows the word will spread.

“I’m surprised that so many people were here. When I got here I thought it would be 5-6 people, “Reed said.

More than a dozen doses were given Monday evening.

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