RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (KOIN) — A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held Saturday at ilani Casino in an effort to get more people vaccinated in Clark County.
John Nohr, the fire chief at Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue, said a paramedic and EMT were on-site to administer the shots and monitor those who received them to ensure no one had an adverse reaction.
“We’ve had a lot of people within our community get very sick,” said Nohr. “Our responders have responded to numerous people who are sick with COVID — many have had to be transported to the hospital — so we are concerned and encourage everyone to get a vaccination.”
Nohr said the Veterans Affairs NW Health Care System donated the vaccines and ilani hosted the clinic until 4 p.m. The vice president of marketing for ilani said the event marked a terrific partnership. The casino also offered $10 in Casino Promo Play to those who got a vaccine with the motto: “If you get a shot, take a shot at the slots and tables.”
Saturday reportedly marked the second vaccine clinic hosted by ilani and they plan to host more as long as the VA and Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue want their support.