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Cherry Laurel Retirement residents receive Moderna vaccine

80 residents were vaccinated by the Leon County Department of health Tuesday
Posted at 6:37 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 18:37:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Seniors living in Tallahassee's Cherry Laurel neighborhood were one of the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of Cherry Laurels' 98 residents, 80 received a vaccine Tuesday.

All of those vaccinations were voluntary.

Loads of buses with seniors came to the Department of health to get their first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Everyone stayed on the bus and to be safe DOH health workers came on the bus to give vaccines.

Cherry Laurel staff said everyone was excited to be part of history in Florida, being one of the first retirement facilities in the U.S. to get the vaccine.

Betty Kozumplik got vaccinated today and says she hopes this is a step towards normalcy.

"We've been on and off of lock-down and it's really good to have that over with and with this. I feel like there's going to be less lock-downs, I hope. So it's sort of a move towards normality," Kozumplik said.

Kozumplik said the process was easy and was similar to taking the flu vaccine.

She hopes people especially those close to her age take advantage of getting vaccinated.

On Thursday, people 65 and up in Leon County will have their chance to get the vaccine.

All you have to do is call the Department of Health for an appointment at 850-404-6300.