TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Out of the almost 400 clients over 65-years-old, The Kearney Center serves, 39 of them got the Moderna vaccine.
Distributed across three sites in coordination with Bond Community Health, it was a historic day to keep Tallahassee's homeless safe.
Lorraine Pace didn't give taking the COVID-19 vaccine a second thought.
"When they gave me the application for it I had already decided that I would because if I can be a help for others I will," said Pace, a senior client of The Kearney Center.
"We have a lot of vulnerable clients, and today is the first step to a return to normalcy," said Mindy Sollisch, Health Services Director for CESC and The Kearney Center.
But, convincing some clients to take the vaccine hasn't been easy.
"The other clients were a little hesitant to get vaccinated now so soon," said Sollisch. "They are a little unsure about the long term effects of a vaccine that just came out."
For Pace, who has been using the center's services since May, it was a no-brainer.
"Do it. So we can save each other," said Pace.
The Kearney Center will be coming back to the residents in a few weeks for the second dose of the vaccine.