Meals on Wheels helps get vaccine out to eligible community members

Tom and Gretchen Lawson became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in late January, when appointments opened to residents 65 and older statewide.

They were able to get appointments through their health care provider, Kaiser Permanente, but those appointments weren’t until March 6.

With the variability in supplies and with more Washington residents becoming eligible for shots this week, the Lawsons took advantage of an opportunity to get vaccinated even sooner when it popped up .

Both of them received their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a local Safeway pharmacy on Wednesday, thanks to Meals on Wheels’ partnership with the grocery store.

The Lawsons are volunteers with Meals

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