ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Local students will be able to get their COVID-19 shot this weekend in Aberdeen from noon to 2 p.m.
Dr. Vernon Rayford of the Northeast Mississippi Coalition against COVID-19 and Twin Docs Healthcare will provide free vaccinations to students at Aberdeen High School on Saturday, Sept. 11.
This is for students ages 12 years and older.
“Our goal is to definitely get schools vaccinated," Rayford said.
Because of COVID cases, the Aberdeen School District will begin hybrid learning on Friday, Sept. 10.
“Schools have been back in person. We’ve seen a lot of disruptions. We’ve had a lot of schools shifting to virtual learning and a lot of kids in quarantine. It’s really important.”
The Coalition has administered approximately 800 shots since its creation.
“We’d love to have an event where hundreds of vaccines are given,” he added. “For us, we are happy if we can get 10, 20, 30 vaccines at a time because we know those numbers will add up.”
Students ages 12-17 will need a parent or guardian’s signature.
They will distribute the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
There will also be a similar clinic Saturday in Columbus at the Municipal Court building from 3-5 p.m.