5K vaccines coming to Portage pharmacy

The local pharmacy has partnered with the state to get more vaccines out to people in need.

A locally-owned Kalamazoo pharmacy is getting a major boost from the State of Michigan.

Advanced Health Pharmacy in Portage is expecting to receive 5,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines as part of a state program to get the shots into the arms of disadvantaged communities.

Pharmacist and business owner Arun Tandon has long been a proponent of equitable access to healthcare. He applied to the state and was one of 22 sites statewide to be accepted into the program.

“They were looking for people who can go out and vaccinate people who were socially vulnerable; who had lots of barriers,” he said in an interview with WWMT.

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Tandon has already been providing vaccines in less accessible areas of the county. Recent clinics held in the predominantly Black Northside neighborhood of Kalamazoo were spearheaded by his pharmacy.

The vaccines he will be receiving from the state will require two doses. They will be able to fully vaccinate 2,500 residents with the shipment.

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