OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - One organization is working to make sure people get vaccinated.
The Northeast Mississippi Coalition against Covid-19 is traveling to different locations in Northeast Mississippi to vaccinate smaller communities. On Sunday, the organization traveled to Okolona.
"I was nervous because when I took the flu shot, it made me sick so I was caution about taking this one," Deja Brandon said.
Brandon was one of the 46 individuals that got vaccinated at Zion Spring Missionary Baptist church.
"It felt okay," Brandon said. "I didn't feel it at all so that was good."
The Northeast Mississippi Coalition against Covid-19 hosted its second vaccination event, this time using the Moderna vaccine. Their goal is to bring vaccines to people in smaller towns. The organization has vaccinated over 200 individuals, but they don't want to stop there.
"So many areas that need the vaccine," Doctor Vernon Rayford said. "We are hoping that we can get as many as we can possibly get."
The organization's first event took place in Shannon. Now, in Okolona, Dr. Nancy Hooks said she wants people like Deja Brandon to know they are here to help.
"We love getting out in the community and helping individuals," Hooks said. "So, with us coming here, it says that we are here to help."
As for Deja Brandon, she said she saw on Facebook that the organization was coming to Okolona, so she wanted to get vaccinated to protect her grandmother.
"I stay with my grandmother," Brandon said. "She is an older lady and if she would have caught it, she would have been sicker because I could have been a carrier."
On May 22 the organization will be back in Okolona at Zion Spring Missionary Baptist church to give a second dose.