Oxford Community Comes Together To Vaccinate Hundreds
Published: March 8th, 2021
By: Zachary Meseck

Oxford community comes together to vaccinate hundreds Bartle’s Pharmacy team member Rita Kehl stands with Robert Foote, and his wife Bonnie Foote after they received their second dosage of coronavirus vaccine on Friday. (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

OXFORD – Hundreds of people received vaccinations last week throughout two mass vaccination events held as a partnership between Bartle’s Pharmacy, the Oxford Fire Department, and the Chenango County community.

According to Bartle’s Pharmacy Owner Heather Bartle, mass vaccination events were held at the Oxford Fire Department last week, with volunteers from the community stepping up to ensure as many people could be vaccinated as possible.

“We received 1,100 first doses of vaccine, and we’ve been able to administer more than 1,000 second doses of vaccine as well,” said Bartle. “It really is a community effort to get everybody vaccinated.”

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Bartle said getting one of the first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites established in Chenango County wasn’t easy, but passionate volunteers from the area have kept the effort moving.

“We had kind of a rough start over at the fire station, we just logistically we didn’t have everything set the way we wanted, we were having internet issues, registration issues, and some other things that had us backed up,” she said. “They got us taken care of [on Friday], with all of the volunteers over at the firestation coming together Norman Rockwell style.”


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