Hundreds Come Out for Wayzata COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
It’s said that patience is a virtue, and for many of the people standing out in the cold at Wayzata’s Central Middle school on Friday, this day has been 20 months in the making.
“I’m just thrilled,” said Dr. Emily Borman-Shoap of the University of Minnesota. “We’re so excited to be getting protection to our community, especially our kids who need to be in school to learn and play and grow, and to make sure that school is a healthy and safe place for them with the protection for vaccines.”
Dr. Borman-Shoap is one of a number of volunteers helping with this clinic for Wayzata’s youngest learners. It’s the first step toward what many families hope is a return to normalcy.
“We were hoping for [the vaccine] a while, yeah, so that we can travel,” said Raya Sarwar, a parent who brought her second grader to be vaccinated.
“We’re excited to spend more time with family,” said Amy Silvers, another Wayzata parent.
Some kids handled the shot better than others, but a little discomfort now could save a lot of pain in the future.
“He receives flu shot every year so he’s gonna be fine,” said Sarwar, as tears rolled down her son’s eyes.
Any kid who got their shot on Friday can come right back to Wayzata Central Middle School on Dec. 3 for their second shot. That vaccination clinic goes from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.