Portland coffee shop vaccine clinic draws big crowd
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Portland coffee shop vaccine clinic draws big crowd

Little Woodfords Coffee Shop in Portland on Saturday set up a pop-up vaccination clinic for COVID-19 and flu vaccines. This is the second clinic the store has set up, and the first will come this past Monday. The turnout on Saturday was high, with the line of shots extending beyond the building on Congress Avenue and Franklin Avenue, and the clinic is collaborating with Local Roots Health Care, a Kennebunk company whose mission is to provide primary care to local communities. The owner, who is also a Portland City Council member, says that with booster appointments in high demand, clinics like this are a great way to expand reach. “If they already had a booster appointment, it was canceled due to a dearth of resources and with the holidays approaching and already happening, it’s important to make sure people are vaccinated and strengthened,” said owner and city councilor Andrew Zarrow. He says other local companies are starting to set up their own clinics.

The Little Woodfords Coffee Shop in Portland on Saturday set up a vaccination pop-up clinic for its COVID-19 booster and flu shots.

This is the second clinic the store has set up, with the first coming last Monday. The turnout on Saturday was high, with the line of shots extending beyond the block on Congress Avenue and Franklin Street.

The clinic collaborates with Local Roots Health Care, a Kennebunk company whose mission is to provide primary care to local communities.

The store owner, who is also a Portland City Council member, says that with supportive appointments in high demand, clinics like this are a great way to expand reach.

“If they really had an appointment for a boost, it got canceled due to a scarcity of resources, or a lot of people got booked in January,” said owner and city councilor Andrew Zarro. “And with the holidays approaching and already happening, it’s important to make sure people are vaccinated and boosted.”

Zaro hopes the store can set up more clinics in the future, and says other local businesses have started setting up their own.

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