STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The OCH Regional Medical Center has made it possible for those stuck inside their homes to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
Ten people received the vaccine inside their homes on Friday.
“I was hoping and praying that something like this would happen,” 83-year-old Starkville resident Clara Keel said.
She received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“We feel at the hospital that it’s our duty, as well as a privilege, for us to help out our community and coming out and giving shots to those less fortunate,” said Shedrick Hogan, assistant manager of ambulance service at OCH.
Hogan and his coworker showed up to the houses of those with appointments, administered the vaccine, monitored the patient for 15 minutes for any side effects, and they were on their way.
“They’re still vulnerable to catch COVID,” Hogan said. “They still might have family members that come in and visit. So, for us at the hospital, it’s just imperative that we make sure everyone gets vaccinated in a timely manner to save them and to save their loved ones.”
At this time, these J&J vaccinations are being reserved for homebound individuals who reside in Oktibbeha County.
To request a vaccination at home, please call 662-615-2981.