Herald News: Fall River Buddhist temple hosts COVID vaccine clinic, part of Baker's 'targeted outreach'

All three monks got their vaccines on Sunday.

The same held true for the sole female nun who also resides at the Khmer Buddhist Temple on Highland Avenue.

“I’m happy,” said Lompha Riph, a petite woman who shaves her head in a manner consistent with Buddhist tradition.

A total of 68 people, most of them members of Fall River’s Cambodian community, came through the doors of the three-story dwelling to get a first-round shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The Rev. Susan Lee, who serves as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Warren Street, helped organize the one-day vaccine clinic.

Lee noted that her church has been involved with the city’s Cambodian community since the first two families arrived in 1979 — when the now Rector Emeritus Rev. James Hornsby had been St. Luke’s assistant rector and eventually its rector.

“We have a long relationship (with the Cambodian community),” Lee said.

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