Local organizations team up to vaccinate more residents

Local organizations joined forces over the weekend to help vaccinate more Mississippi residents.

The organizations EEECHO, National Council of Negro Women, Mississippi Rising, and Feeding the Gulf Coast got together to host a vaccine event for the public.

The event offered many accommodations for vaccine recipients including food and beverages.  The organizations also held raffles every fifteen minutes for vaccinated guests.

The winners of these raffles would win prizes including purses, perfumes, and jewelry.

Waveland Pharmacy came out to the event to distribute the vaccines. The goal for the event was to vaccinate about 200 people. EEECHO Executive Director Ruth Story said, “We’re trying to help vaccinate Mississippians. We have seven children that have died from COVID who were too young to even get a shot, so we’re hoping that we can encourage adults to protect our children.”

One of the adults who got vaccinated was 97-year-old Arleaner Washington who received her first dose.