RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – Several kids and adults got here to Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and different places within the space on Saturday to get their vaccine.

Richmond Public Schools have partnered with the Richmond-Henrico Health Districts to make sure kids are vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 together with adults.

8News was there speaking to a number of folks strolling out and in of the college on Mosby Street.

An area instructor who confirmed up mentioned the vaccine had helped her in very other ways moreover defending her from the virus.

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After receiving her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in late January and early February, Tiffany Goodman mentioned the dose triggered an immune response in her physique.

“My higher physique was simply very swollen and in a whole lot of ache and I had flu-like signs like lots of people,” she mentioned.

Her physician advisable that she have a mammogram. “They discovered traces of breast most cancers,” she informed 8News.

“I used to be a multitude,” she added. “You know, no person likes listening to this information.”

Goodman has since undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction and is therapeutic. She was excited to get her booster vaccination. She laughed, “It’s been a troublesome 12 months!”

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Although it has been a tough 12 months for Goodman, she mentioned she was glad the breast most cancers was caught early as it might not have occurred if she hadn’t been given the COVID-19 shot.

“My mother says the vaccine I acquired actually saved my life,” she mentioned. “We would not have recognized some other manner after I found the most cancers my immune system had simply found.”

She mentioned it was irritating to know there was one other variant within the nation, however she was grateful for the safety from the virus.

RHHD plans to carry a number of walk-up vaccination occasions for kids and adults sooner or later.

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