Magnolia Medical Foundation distributes COVID vaccines

Magnolia Medical Foundation is a community-based organization that provides preventive health services to high risk and undeserved individuals and communities.

To help stop the spread of COVID, Magnolia Medical Foundation teamed up with Memorial Hospital to administer COVID vaccination shots inside of the Knight Nonprofit Center. The delta variant is sweeping across the country and is now leading to a new surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

The state of Mississippi has fully vaccinated just 34.8% of its population compared with 50.4% of the total U.S. population. Magnolia Medical Foundation Vaccine Coordinator Mireya Alexander stressed the importance of the Hispanic community getting vaccinated. “Something that people in the Spanish speaking community need to know, need to learn is that we do not require any documents to be vaccinated. In the health department, Magnolia Medical Foundation, and Memorial Hospital right now are united to help people get vaccinated and you don’t have to have any documents for this. You just have to have your date of birth, your name, and your telephone number for the Pfizer vaccine.”

Alexander says that language barriers and misinformation have been a barrier when it comes to people in the Hispanic community.

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