Thorne Drug Center in Tarboro hosts free COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Published: Apr. 10, 2021 at 9:01 AM EDT
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TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) - A local drug store worked extra hours this weekend to host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Tarboro.

Thorne Drug Center has been hosting the vaccine clinic for a while but decided to go the extra mile for the community this weekend.

The clinic ran on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and resumed on Sunday at noon to 6 p.m. They accepted those with appointments as well as walk-ins who wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which they administered the Pfizer vaccine.

The drug store also opened up one of the registers for customers to pick up their regular prescriptions.

Pharmaceutical manager Jason Lewis said they are trying to do their due-diligence.

“We’re trying to get as much people vaccinated as we can. It’s kind of our duty as healthcare providers,” Lewis said. “We are a big part of this community. The Thorne’s have been here a long time. We’re wanting to just let everyone know that hey, even if you’re not our customer, come on out. We’ll take care of you.”

Lewis said there’s other events coming up including more clinics.

The drug store will partner with Calvary Episcopal Church and Tarboro Brewing Company on Wednesday, April 14, to host a vaccine clinic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“We are calling it “A Shot for a Shot,” Jane Thorne said. “Each person getting vaccine will get a free pint of the beer of their choice! This is the Pfizer Vaccine and is good for anyone 16 and up.”

To make an appointment for this free clinic, you can call 252-563-2207.

The vaccine is also available Monday through Friday. You must bring your insurance card or ID if you do not have insurance.

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