Gaston Medical Previews COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution With Gov. Cooper

In this photo, taken by Khadejeh Nikouyeh of The Charlotte Observer, Gov. Roy Cooper greets our own Dr. David Locklear with an elbow bump.

Gaston Medical Partners was honored to welcome North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Wednesday, March 31, 2021, for a  tour of the practice and COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Gov. Cooper greeted patients and encouraged those getting their vaccines to “go tell all your friends.”

Gov. Cooper shared with Drs. David Locklear and Michael McCartney how important it is to include family and primary care physicians in the state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan.

“Who knows how much vaccine hesitancy you are able to overcome because you are getting them the shot and they trust you,” Cooper told Gaston Medical Partners. He added that COVID-19 vaccination is the road to recovery, and is critically important to returning to normalcy.

As of March 31, Gaston Medical has received 200 doses of the vaccine and expects more to be delivered on a weekly basis. Currently these doses are reserved for patients who will be notified by email if they are eligible.

Coverage of Gov. Cooper’s visit can be seen in the The Charlotte Observer, and on WBTV and WSOC.