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La Conner Drug vaccine clinic runs with volunteers


GIVING IT HER BEST SHOT – Retired nurse Kathy Gowan administered a COVID-19 vaccine to Nicholas Stamback Thursday afternoon, May 6, at La Conner Drug Store. Gowan renewed her license specifically to be a vaccinator. La Conner Drug will continue to give shots as long as needed. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Kathy Gowan is not the retiring type, after all.

In a previous life the Rexville area resident was a labor delivery nurse. Now she has come out of retirement to join the corps of health care professionals who regularly administer doses of COVID-19 vaccines at La Conner Drug Store.

“I didn’t want people to get COVID-19,” said Gowan, explaining her decision to renew her nursing license. “It took a while to get everything in order, but it was well worth it.”

Local residents who stream into La Conner Drug Store for vaccinations certainly agree.

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