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Saddlebrooke pharmacy vaccinates thousands of seniors in fight against COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear announced this week that people who are 70 and older can now sign up for...
Governor Andy Beshear announced this week that people who are 70 and older can now sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.(Pexels)
Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 10:27 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One pharmacy in Saddlebrooke is working hard to vaccinate thousands of seniors, who make up more than 70% of the population, in the fight against COVID-19.

Pharmacist and owner of Desert Life Pharmacy, Brianne Spaeth, has been a driving force for the senior community. Spaeith said since her pharmacy started vaccinations in late December, she and more than 100 volunteers have administered more than 9,000 doses.

“Patients who come by, they are so excited about it and they really just thank you, some people come in and they are crying,” Spaeth said.

As of now, Spaeth’s pharmacy is experiencing delays of vaccine shipments due to the Texas snowstorms.

“Even though we didn’t get our shipment last weekend, we were able to cover almost the whole clinic we had scheduled for last Saturday with the 900 doses we had left over,” said Spaeth.

Spaeth said most of the appointments for Monday, Feb. 22, had to be rescheduled for later this week. Her pharmacy could be getting shipments of the vaccine tomorrow. If that happens, she says it will be playing catch up.

Spaeth said if all goes according to plan, they will have another pop-up clinic this Saturday, Feb. 27.

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