PLANTERSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -The Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against COVID-19 gave out coronavirus vaccines and backpacks at New Zion Baptist Church in Plantersville.
Dorothy Shannon brought her 13-year-old granddaughter to get her first coronavirus shot. She said with her going back to school Monday, she needed to have it.
“She’s going to be around a lot of children,” said Shannon. “A lot of them probably haven’t taken the shot yet, so this is going to be a good thing for them.”
Shannon said even though masks are not required for the school, her granddaughter will still be wearing one.
“Since they are not wearing masks this year, it will be extra precaution for them,” she said.
Antoinette Freeman is the mother of Madalyn Brooke Bails. Bails passed away from COVID-19 in January 2021. She said she wants everyone to take advantage of the shot because of her daughter’s experience.
“When Madalyn was here with us, we didn’t have it and I think if we had it, she would have been able to take it and probably be with us today,” said Freeman.
“She would be happy to know that this vaccine is helping young people,” Bail’s grandmother, Shirley Freeman said.
Madalyn was just 21-years-old when she passed.
The Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against COVID-19 will hold another vaccination clinic on August 8th at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo.