CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) - Medical workers at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun are making sure people in rural communities have access to the COVID vaccine.
On Thursday, healthcare workers administered the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at a pull-up vaccination site at the First Baptist Church.
“It’s a good thing. I think people should really get the shot,” Calhoun City resident Jackie Dorrough said.
He received the second dose on Thursday.
“It’s convenient and local, so I feel pretty good about it,” he said of the site. “You don’t have to go out of town to get a shot.”
During the past few months, employees hosted several drive-through events in rural areas.
Hospital CEO Chris Threadgill said the hospital wants to make sure people who are nervous, or unable to walk into clinics, have a chance to get a shot.
“We’ve been trying to make it as convenient and accessible as possible. And just doing things locally.”
Threadgill said the hospital is going to host pop-up clinics at schools throughout the county soon.