Seneca pediatrician vaccinates kids during Friday night football

The Seneca High football game on Friday night looked different, with the Blue Ridge Pediatric Mobile Vaccination Clinic parked next to the high school. dr. Carey Gully purchased the unit with $149,000 in grants to serve rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This area is dear and close to us,” says the healthcare veteran who has been in the business for more than 20 years. “A lot of my patients will be there and we just want to vaccinate as many children as possible. I hope I don’t have a vaccine anymore.” WATCH THE LATEST new COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, deaths The RV carried 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine Friday night. Gully and her staff want to make the vaccine more accessible to parents who want to protect their children over the age of 12 from COVID-19. Pediatric nurse Janet Motley said, “Now with the attack of the delta variant, it has become overwhelming for so many, in the hospital, in the office and at test sites.” Blue Ridge Pediatrics has seen the number of patients seeking the vaccine quadruple this week as school resumes and the number of infections rises. Gully also wants to have in-depth conversations, allay parental concerns and answer questions. LATEST COVID-19 STORIES The state vaccination rate for those who have received two doses of a vaccine is 47.1%. Both Pickens and Oconee Counties run below that; Pickens County is almost 10% lower. Gully is working with the school districts of both provinces to park the mobile vaccination clinic at upcoming events for various schools. “We want to meet the people where they are,” Gully said. “We know the vaccine is the best way to prevent the spread and the next best way is masks.”

The Seneca High football game on Friday night looked different, with the Blue Ridge Pediatric Mobile Vaccination Clinic parked next to the high school.

dr. Carey Gully purchased the unit with $149,000 in grants to serve rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This area is dear and close to us,” says the healthcare veteran who has been in the business for more than 20 years. “A lot of my patients will be there and we just want to vaccinate as many children as possible. I hope I don’t have a vaccine anymore.”

VIEW THE LATEST South Carolina new COVID-19 cases, deaths

The RV was carrying 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine Friday night.

Gully and her staff want to make the vaccine more accessible to parents who want to protect their children over the age of 12 from COVID-19.

Pediatric nurse Janet Motley said, “Now with the attack of the delta variant, it has become overwhelming for so many, in the hospital, in the office and at test sites.”

Blue Ridge Pediatrics has seen the number of patients seeking the vaccine quadruple this week as school resumes and the number of infections rises.

Gully also wants to have in-depth conversations, allay parental concerns and answer questions.

LATEST COVID-19 STORIES

The state vaccination rate for those who have received two doses of a vaccine is 47.1%. Both Pickens and Oconee Counties run below that; Pickens County is almost 10% lower.

Gully is working with the school districts of both provinces to park the mobile vaccination clinic at upcoming events for various schools.

“We want to meet the people where they are,” Gully said. “We know the vaccine is the best way to prevent the spread and the next best way is masks.”

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