TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Residents at Avon Lea long-term care facility told WTVA if the vaccine is available, they don't mind be one of the firsts to get it.
"I'm all for it I want to do anything we can to stop the spread so that these folks can go back to living their lives," said executive director Renea Ethridge.
Ethridge said she feels the vaccine will brighten the spirits of residents.
"I think it's a good thing and I'm ready for it," said May Livingston.
Livingston is 98 years old.
She added the vaccine will allow her son who lives away from home to worry less about her safety.
"So, if residents and their families know our staff is somewhat protected by the vaccine, it's going to give that comfort zone.
And we can go back to living our normal lives," said Ethridge.
Livingston added she feels the vaccine is nothing to be afraid of.
She said at this point, staying safe from the virus is the priority.
"I'd tell them not to be afraid it's like taking the flu or the pneumonia shot," said Livingston.
Governor Tate Reeves mentioned this week that a vaccine could be available this month.