June 15, 2024


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Wilson County person travels across county lines to get COVID-19 vaccine | Information

With a confined COVID-19 vaccine availability in Wilson County, some people today are ready to do whichever they can to get a shot.

Larry Stroud, a 79-yr-old man battling Parkinson’s, has been desperately waiting for his COVID-19 vaccine. This 7 days, he eventually obtained a single in Putnam County.

“We’ve been on the Wilson County ready record considering the fact that January 6th,” Larry’s spouse, Kelly King, told Information 4.

For the duration of his much more than two and a 50 % months of ready in Wilson County for his vaccine and in no way getting an appointment, Stroud, thanks to his spouse Kelly’s persistence, could get him on the waiting list in Putnam County.

Stroud’s family claimed they thought they could get a vaccination in Putnam County right before Wilson County. This is similar to their neighbors who also obtained their shot in Putnam County.

“We are absolutely thrilled,” King stated, sitting beside her spouse. “They gave us two hrs to get there, we obtained our apparel on and strike the road…Nonetheless haven’t listened to from Wilson County.”

Correct now, there is no residency requirement to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Tennessee, indicating persons outside of the state could get a vaccination.

“They were being astonished we would travel that much to get the vaccine, but they didn’t have any qualms about us coming from Wilson County at all,” King explained.

However, Florida has enacted residency requirements to prevent those from outside of the point out to get vaccinated.

Now with Larry’s vaccination, his caretaker and spouse Kelly are hoping to get theirs soon.

“She is an LPN. She just has to clearly show that then she can get her shot,” King stated. “I have diabetic issues, so I’m on the up coming listing.”

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