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First Presbyterian Church to hold vaccine clinic June 5

FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021, file photo, shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital pharmacy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

ASHLAND — First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 at 1615 Clark Ave.

Adults are invited to obtain the Moderna two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine with or without insurance. Identification is required at the clinic.

The Rev. Dan Fowler said a total of 70 doses were given at the church’s previous clinic May 1, and the remaining five doses were given to three staff members at a nearby barber shop and two passersby on the street.

Nearly 200 doses will be offered at the upcoming clinic due to a surplus leftover by the state, Fowler said. Wellness 2000 founder and CEO Bea Berry, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, sought to ensure as much of the vaccine as possible before it expires at the end of June, he said.

Notification cards went out Thursday to all Ashland neighborhoods, encouraging people to sign up for the clinic. Those who obtained the first shot of the Moderna series will be contacted and are invited to receive their second shot, Fowler said. First doses will also be administered.

“We feel like this is caring for your neighbor; it’s making the world a better place; it’s getting us vaccinated so that we don’t have to wear our masks one day,” Fowler said. “We are getting close to reopening our worship service, so I think any organization that does this kind of thing makes it better for our whole community.”

To make an appointment for the vaccine clinic, call Wellness 2000 Inc. at 541-776-9167 Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Wellness 2000 was approved by the Oregon Health Authority as a vaccine provider in January.