REG-L-Boyertown proclamations

Boyertown Mayor Marianne V. Deery, second from left, presents proclamations to, from left, Brent Rothermel, a volunteer; and Ed and Terry Hudon, owners of The Medicine Shoppe in Boyertown, for working together to  vaccinate more than 30,000 people.

Boyertown Mayor Marianne V. Deery presented proclamations at Monday night’s council meeting, expressing appreciation to Ed and Terry Hudon, owners of The Medicine Shoppe of Boyertown, for providing COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 30,000 people.

The mayor also honored Brent Rothermel of Barto with a proclamation for setting up a call center to schedule vaccines for seniors and others who do not have computers. 

Rothermel organized more than 100 volunteers from 26 nonprofit, religious and other organizations to help at the clinics, which were held in the Boyertown high school’s Bear Gym and at senior centers.

The clinics began March 7 shortly after the Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations arrived in Pennsylvania.

About two dozen volunteers attended the borough council meeting.

Ed Hudon said Tuesday that he organized the clinics because he loves his community.

“It had to be done,” Hudon said. “The pandemic has hurt so many people on so many levels. We want to heal the community.”

Hudon thanked Rothermel for his tireless efforts in organizing the call center and volunteers.

“We had volunteers coming from as far as Allentown and Collegeville,” Hudon said.

Hudon and Rothermel agree the successful inoculations could not have been done without the volunteers.

Hudon said the clinics are winding down, noting second shots have been scheduled this weekend at a clinic in the high school gym. 

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