Mobile vaccination site conducted in Okolona

The Northeast Mississippi Coalition against Covid-19 is traveling to different locations in Northeast Mississippi to vaccinate smaller communities.

Posted: Apr 18, 2021 10:04 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 11:19 AM

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. 

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 514171

Reported Deaths: 10285
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34920557
DeSoto33270432
Hinds32652642
Jackson24876391
Rankin22516404
Lee16366245
Madison14932283
Jones14129247
Forrest13785260
Lauderdale12279324
Lowndes11314193
Lamar10663140
Pearl River9720244
Lafayette8855143
Hancock7839132
Washington7553169
Oktibbeha7216138
Monroe7036179
Pontotoc7003109
Warren6872178
Panola6768135
Neshoba6732210
Marshall6686142
Bolivar6451151
Union640898
Pike5933156
Alcorn5887107
Lincoln5533136
George510380
Prentiss505385
Tippah492783
Itawamba4857107
Scott478199
Adams4771125
Tate4765117
Leflore4736144
Copiah457095
Yazoo456692
Simpson4554117
Wayne443172
Covington434695
Sunflower4315106
Marion4279112
Coahoma4238109
Leake414090
Newton395782
Tishomingo384894
Grenada3777109
Stone365766
Jasper340866
Attala338790
Winston317892
Chickasaw316167
Clay312578
Clarke301295
Calhoun285949
Holmes271889
Smith269452
Yalobusha244247
Tallahatchie232053
Greene224749
Walthall221866
Lawrence219141
Perry213456
Amite209857
Webster206248
Noxubee188743
Montgomery181857
Carroll174941
Jefferson Davis173843
Tunica163339
Benton153139
Kemper145041
Choctaw136727
Claiborne134439
Humphreys132139
Franklin126029
Quitman107628
Wilkinson106139
Jefferson96934
Sharkey65321
Issaquena1957
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 845761

Reported Deaths: 16119
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1161862004
Mobile742411381
Madison53315732
Shelby38351369
Baldwin38104589
Tuscaloosa36052641
Montgomery34492781
Lee25590263
Calhoun22598518
Morgan22459406
Etowah20026518
Marshall18790316
Houston17741425
St. Clair16904358
Limestone16153219
Cullman16067303
Elmore15912294
Lauderdale14991306
Talladega14209299
DeKalb12985269
Walker12067380
Blount10729192
Autauga10526157
Jackson10170194
Coffee9425192
Colbert9341208
Dale9024192
Tallapoosa7273201
Russell708865
Chilton7042170
Escambia6956143
Covington6943195
Franklin6338108
Chambers5785142
Marion5413130
Dallas5295209
Pike5123109
Clarke484886
Lawrence4831129
Winston4780110
Geneva4643136
Bibb434594
Barbour369980
Butler3439100
Marengo342393
Monroe337466
Randolph334867
Pickens333988
Fayette330085
Henry320766
Hale318489
Cherokee318363
Crenshaw260777
Washington256952
Cleburne254560
Lamar251953
Clay251169
Macon245064
Conecuh193162
Coosa185547
Lowndes178268
Wilcox177638
Bullock152545
Perry141840
Sumter139241
Greene130245
Choctaw93228
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