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East Enders, including seniors and health care workers, say safety for them and their community are reasons they got the COVID-19 vaccine at VCU Health Hub at 25th.

Volunteers at the VCU Health Hub at 25th administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 100 community members, including seniors and front-line workers from Richmond’s East End, during a pilot vaccination event in January.

“Being able to have a vaccine clinic here at the Health Hub allows for us to push forward in what we were built to do,” said Natalie Pennywell, director of VCU Health Hub at 25th. Providing community members with access to what they need to improve their health, and providing it in an accessible location, is central to the Health Hub’s mission, Pennywell said.

The Health Hub is not only a distribution point for the vaccine but serves as a safe space where people “can ask questions and engage in conversations about what the vaccine means not only for them as an individual but for their families and for their community as a whole,” Pennywell said.

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