The Fabulous Ladies Book Club liked to meet at a restaurant in Ruidoso, New Mexico, but all that changed when the pandemic hit. Like most book clubs, the Fabulous Ladies now meet online. But in recent weeks, they found a good reason to actually see each other in person. They are helping to vaccinate their town. It all started December 28, when book club member Keri Rath, one of the few OB/GYNs in this mountain town of about 8,000, heard that the state had free vaccine doses but needed help putting them into people's arms.
The club started on January 3, and by January 23 they had administered more than 2,400 vaccine doses, about 30% of their town. One registrations began rolling in, the club members got themselves vaccinated and trained and then got busy running their pop-up clinic. The Fabulous Ladies volunteered as many as 50 hours a week. They are exhausted but exhilarated.