COURTLAND, Ala. – Greater than 1.1 million individuals who dwell in Alabama have obtained no less than their first COVID-19 vaccine shot with 700,000 Alabamians utterly vaccinated.
Whereas vaccination charges proceed to rise nationwide, and COVID-19 deaths proceed to say no in Alabama, public well being professionals and the NAACP in rural Lawrence County are elevating consciousness about sure danger teams.
“It’s the 18 to 35 age group that’s being contaminated within the hospitals proper now and it’s crucial that that age group get vaccinated as a result of they get sick after which they’ll take it house to their aged mother and father, grandparents and different folks,” mentioned J.E. Turnbore, Lawrence County’s NAACP president.
Though modest, the free vaccination clinic at First Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland intends to encourage people to get vaccinated who is likely to be on the fence about it – such because the age group Lawrence County NAACP’s president is referencing.
“With issues opening up now, younger persons are getting again out, congregating in giant teams,” Turnbore mentioned. “It’s crucial that this age group will get vaccinated.”
The Morgan County Well being Division helped out with Saturday’s Moderna vaccination clinic in rural Lawrence County.
“The chance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll be able to have your minor signs like a chilly, cough, form of like with the flu vaccine,” mentioned Ashley Cohen, who’s a registered nurse. “You may have physique aches that sometimes don’t final over 24 hours.”
One other aim of Saturday’s vaccination clinic was to supply an avenue for people who work a 9 to five to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
“That’s actually vital,” Cohen mentioned. “I’m actually appreciative that they opened up this clinic right this moment for individuals who work these hours.”
Of us who had been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 Saturday in Courtland, are scheduled to return for his or her second shot on Might 22.
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