Northeast Mississippi Against COVID-19 Holds Vaccination Clinic

PLANTERSVILLE, miss. (WTVA) – The Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against COVID-19 has been handing 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 when she went back to school on Monday she had to have it.

“She will have many children,” said Shannon. “A lot of them probably haven’t shot yet, so this will be a good thing for them.”

Shannon said although masks are not required for school, her granddaughter will still wear one.

“Since they are not wearing masks this year, this is an extra precaution for them,” she said.

Antoinette Freeman is the mother of Madalyn Brooke Bails. Bails died of COVID-19 in January 2021. She said she wants everyone to take the chance based on her daughter’s experience.

“When Madalyn was here with us we didn’t have it and I think if we had, she could have taken it and probably been with us today,” Freeman said.

“She would be happy to know this vaccine is helping young people,” said Bail’s grandmother, Shirley Freeman.

Madalyn was only 21 years old when she died.

The Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against COVID-19 will hold another vaccination clinic at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo on Aug. 8.

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