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PHP offering COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 30

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By Megan Hussey

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Widely known as a community agency that provides food to those in need, People Helping People in Hernando County now is offering another precious commodity to our community: COVID-19 Vaccines.

Those 60 years of age or older may schedule a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the HELP Center for Tuesday, March 30 between the hours of 10 a.m. -1 p.m. According to the CDC, clinical trials indicate that the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses and had no evidence of being previously infected. “To schedule the first shot, you must be available for the second shot on Tuesday, April 27 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.),” read a related news release. Shots are administered by Pine Brook Pharmacy and will be given at People Helping People in Hernando County, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. 

“One of our Board members, Maureen Soliman, is a retired RN and works closely with the medical community. Maureen talked to Gautam Thakkar, RPh, from Pine Brook Pharmacy and he offered to administer the vaccines,” said Becky Burton, Executive Director of People Helping People in Hernando County, Inc. “So, Maureen and Gautam joined together to bring this to the HELP Center. FYI, we also have a free clinic here twice a month.”

To schedule an appointment, call 352-600-1055 or complete the info on our website www.phphernando.org.  Someone will call back.  Appointments are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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People Helping People’s mission is to end hunger in Hernando County by breaking the cycle of poverty among the people served.  Besides providing food, PHP will link people to benefits, education, training, and resources empowering them to help themselves to become productive members of Hernando County. 


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