Seneca pediatrician vaccinates kids during Friday night football

Seneca High’s football game had a different look Friday night, with the Blue Ridge Pediatric Mobile Vaccination Clinic parked beside 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 near and dear to us,” said the health care veteran of more than 20 years. “A lot of my patients will be out there and we just want to vaccinate as many kids as we can. I hope I run out of vaccine.” CHECK OUT THE LATEST South Carolina new COVID-19 cases, deathsThe 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 above 12 years of age from COVID-19. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Janet Motley said, “Now with the onslaught of the delta variant, it’s become overwhelming for so many, in the hospital, the office and test sites.” Blue Ridge Pediatrics has watched the number of patients seeking the vaccine quadruple this week, now that school is back in session and infection rates are on the rise. Gully also wants to hold in-depth conversations, to address parent’s concerns and answer questions. LATEST COVID-19 STORIESThe state vaccination rate for those who have received two doses of a vaccine is running at 47.1%. Both Pickens and Oconee Counties are running below that; Pickens County is almost 10% below. Gully is working with both county’s school districts to park the mobile vaccination clinic at upcoming events for a variety of 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 second-best way is masks.”

Seneca High’s football game had a different look Friday night, with the Blue Ridge Pediatric Mobile Vaccination Clinic parked beside 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 near and dear to us,” said the health care veteran of more than 20 years. “A lot of my patients will be out there and we just want to vaccinate as many kids as we can. I hope I run out of vaccine.”

CHECK OUT THE LATEST South Carolina new COVID-19 cases, 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 above 12 years of age from COVID-19.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Janet Motley said, “Now with the onslaught of the delta variant, it’s become overwhelming for so many, in the hospital, the office and test sites.”

Blue Ridge Pediatrics has watched the number of patients seeking the vaccine quadruple this week, now that school is back in session and infection rates are on the rise.

Gully also wants to hold in-depth conversations, to address parent’s concerns and answer questions.

LATEST COVID-19 STORIES

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

Gully is working with both county’s school districts to park the mobile vaccination clinic at upcoming events for a variety of 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 second-best way is masks.”

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