Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport hosts vaccine site
Gulfport residents gathered at the Good Deeds Community Center for COVID-19 vaccines at a health fair organized by local leaders.
On Madison Street, a mobile vaccine site offered Pfizer shots to residents 12 and older for a cluster of north Gulfport neighborhoods.
Memorial Hospital teamed up with the Gulfport NAACP, city officials, and the Links organization to get residents around the city.
Some coming into the Good Deeds Community Center Saturday had never been vaccinated, but decided to get their first shot knowing their friends and neighbors were doing it.
Healthcare workers also administered free health screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. District 4 Election Commissioner Christene Brice said, “Oh this could make a difference. You have some families who don’t have transportation. They have to catch a bus to go wherever they need to go. So, this is very important, to be coming to the communities, because it makes a difference. We have so many senior citizens that live in this community that can walk to the Good Deeds Community Center.”
Gulfport’s mobile vaccine sites are set up walking distance from residential areas.