STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Oktibbeha County NAACP partnered with Point City Pharmacy to put on a vaccination site at Sandhill Apartments.
The goal – get as many people vaccinated as possible.
Vashante Gray is one of the people who got the coronavirus vaccine today.
“I took it because I have kids and I want to protect myself and protect them," said Gray.
NAACP Vice President Eileen Carr-Tabb said she and other members wanted to make it easy for folks to get the shot.
“On site in your community where you don’t have to drive to a facility. We’re here in the open for everyone to come," said Carr-Tabb.
Carr-Tabb said this is the first pop-up site for the organization, but there are future sites already in the works.
“Since we’ve gotten this one, we’ve gotten a call from Starkville Housing Authority and also Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and several other churches," said Carr-Tabb. "So we’re excited about partnering with them in the near future.”
The group provided Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Gray shared what she would tell someone who is hesitant to get the shot.
“I would tell them it’s better to take it and be safe than sorry," said Gray.
The group will return to Sandhill in October to give second shots to those who need them.