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MCSA to host vaccine clinic at St. John Missionary Baptist

by Special to the News-Times | May 4, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
A look over the Medical Center of South Arkansas' campus.

The Medical Center of South Arkansas is partnering with community leaders for a free Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No identification or insurance card will be required.

The event is being hosted by key leaders in the community who are committed to the health of local residents including Pastor Barry Dobson; Wayne Gibson; Pastor Eugene Farley; Dr. Ezinne Nwude; Pastor Isaura Pulido; Mayor Veronica Smith-Creer; Dr. Donnell Hegler; Martha Olvera; and Gabrielle Phifer.

The goal of the clinic is for community members to feel comfortable and see familiar faces they trust. MCSA Chief of Staff Nwude, MCSA Chief of Staff, has expressed the importance of getting the vaccine.

“Based on science and research, we know that vaccines protect us against epidemics and pandemics. We now have a vaccine that can protect our world against one of the worst viral illnesses in modern times,” she said. “We encourage people to consider the most vulnerable, their families and our community and to take the vaccine if they have no contraindications”.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the clinic to community members 16 years of age and older. Since it is a two dose vaccine, a second appointment will be scheduled for 21 days after the clinic.

There will be on-site COVID-19 question and answer sessions with health care professionals during the clinic as well.

Those with questions should call 870-864-3245.

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