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Daughter gives mother first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 09:37:31-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It's a bonding moment between a mother and daughter that could only happen during a pandemic.

When Jodi Moore went to Kroger Field to receive her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week, her daughter was the one who administered it.

Kate Moore, a Physician Assistant with UK Healthcare, was volunteering at the vaccine clinic that day.

"I said to the volunteer could I wait just a minute so my daughter can give me my shot?" Jodi Moore said.

And she got her chance, she said.

"It didn't hurt! It was wonderful. She was great," Jodi said.

Like so many Kentuckians, the last year has been full of ups and downs for the Moores. Jodi left her job as a teacher over concerns for her health.

"I love teaching so the pandemic obviously has changed my life," Jodi said.

And Kate has had to adapt to caring for patients with a new set of challenges. But both women said their vaccine experiences have been smooth.

"A sore arm is nothing compared to when you see how families are affected by COVID," Kate said.

The mother and daughter said they want to do their part to help put an end to the pandemic.

"That's the only way we're going to get through this is if we have people get vaccinated and buy-in," Kate said.