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  • Matt Van Alstyne, of Perkinsville, left, drove to the Tunbrdige Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, Vt., during a slow day at work to receive a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination from Spc. Andria Castine-Kozma of the Vermont National Guard, right, after hearing from a friend that the vaccines were available with no appointment on Friday, May 7, 2021. Van Alstyne, who works for a White River Junction wood stove retailer and said he is often in customers' homes, hopes being inoculated will set them at ease, but he also has friends that do not want to get the shot. "I didn't really either, but it's going to inhibit things I want to do," he said. Only 84 of the 425 doses available at the clinic were taken by appointment with the remainder available on a drop-in basis. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

Published: 5/11/2021 5:14:06 PM
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