Letter to the Editor

Armory vaccine clinic

By Mary McTamaney, Newburgh
Posted 2/11/21

Last Saturday morning was one of the most life-affirming events I have witnessed in this frightening year of Coronavirus. Volunteers from Montefiore Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital came early to …

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Letter to the Editor

Armory vaccine clinic

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Last Saturday morning was one of the most life-affirming events I have witnessed in this frightening year of Coronavirus. Volunteers from Montefiore Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital came early to the Newburgh Armory Unity Center to prove that the name of that big building is just what our community is about. As one civilian army, nurses, doctors, administrators and aides, positioned themselves around the vast spaces of the armory efficiently checking senior citizens through a vaccination process. No one was left alone or confused. Everyone was assisted with their questions and mobility ailments. Watchful eyes were kept on each person sitting in the 15-minute recovery area. The St. Luke’s staff wore great COVID-Buster tee shirts to prompt smiles and hope. Bill and Joan Kaplan greeted everyone on behalf of the family foundation that made the Unity Center possible for Newburgh. The sun shone beyond the door and recovery is out there on the horizon.

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