Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Quite a few organizations took part in the event. The National Guard was there, giving vaccines, at the request of the Silver City office of the Department of Health. As of 11:30 a.m. 22 vaccines had been given to people arriving for them. Vaccines available included the Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine, and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which require two shots. A later report said that a total of 45 people had received shots.

Other organizations taking part in the event and handing out information included Hidalgo Medical Services with two booths, Grant County Sheriff’s Office with their DARE program, Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department handing out wildland safety material, Western New Mexico University with their early childhood program, Silver City Fire Department giving away fire helmets to kids, Native Air helicopter ambulance service, Gila Regional Medical Center EMS services, Grant County Community Health Council and Silver Health Care.

This week was the last regularly scheduled Wednesday drive-in shot clinic. Hidalgo Medical Services will continue to have testing and vaccines, by appointment or simply show up at the Community Covid Clinic at 1304 E. 32nd St, across from GRMC.  It is in the same areas as SW Bone and Joint and the Cardiologist.  It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and closed on the noon hour for lunch.

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