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Seniors wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccination shot in Benicia on Tuesday. Vallejo plans on holding a large vaccination event for seniors 75 and older at the Solano County Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

Vaccination clinic coming to Vallejo this weekend

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A couple thousand people will likely be coming to the Solano County Fairgrounds this weekend, but it will be to hopefully end what has been a wild ride that began in 2020.

The Solano County Department of Public Health is partnering with Kaiser Permanente to host a vaccination clinic in Vallejo at the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday and possibly Monday, according to District 1 Supervisior Erin Hannigan.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and that Moderna shots can be administered to Solano County residents, all of which must either aged 75 and older or in tiers 1 or 2 of Phase 1A. Hannigan is hopeful that 2,500 shots can be given during the weekend.

“The first moment I learned there were vaccines coming it seemed as if I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” Hannigan said. “I’m fearful of the virus and I’m going to eventually get the vaccine if for no other reason then I’m not sure how sick I would get if I got the virus. I know there are some people who don’t want to get vaccinated but I’m hoping they will change their mind. I’ve talked to a few friends and they tell me they felt so good when they got it. They feel protection when they haven’t felt protected in so long.”

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