Several protesters showed up at a vaccine site set up by CHEMED at the park on North Lake Drive and 2nd Street in Lakewood. The anti-vaccine protesters caused the pop-up site to shut down.
CHEMED has been at the forefront of battling the Covid-19 pandemic in Lakewood, offering advice and guidance to Lakewood residents since the early days of the pandemic and becoming the leading provider of Covid-19 vaccines to the community when the shots became widely available last year.
As of April, about 40% of Lakewood residents over the age of 5 were fully vaccinated. Many note, however, that Lakewood has one of the youngest percentage of minors of any midsize U.S. city and that most minors and their parents do not see the need for a healthy child to be vaccinated against Covid-19, which generally produces minor symptoms in children.