On Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Starkville Police Department (SPD) and the Delta Upsilon Sigma (or Golden Triangle Area) chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity teamed up with OCH Regional Medical Center for a free Covid-19 vaccination drive inside the community room of SPD.
Nurses from OCH were on hand to administer shots of either the two-dose Pfizer vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Dr. Tami Brooks, who specializes in pediatrics at Physicians & Surgeons, and Dr. Emily Landrum, who specializes in preventative care and women’s health at The Family Clinic, were both present to answer any questions those receiving the vaccine might have.
“We’re here to help with anyone who may have questions. There is unfortunately a lot of misinformation out in the public, so we want people to be clear of what the facts are,” Dr. Brooks said. “While we encourage everyone to get the vaccine no matter what, the ones we like to recommend are the mRNA vaccines. They are available everywhere to your own healthcare providers to pharmacies within Walmart and Kroger. The best thing is that they are free, and we urge everyone to get vaccinated.”
For the full story, check out the Friday, September 3 edition of SDN.