BAKER – The car parking zone at Miracle Place Church was full of automobiles Friday afternoon.
Certified seniors, at the very least 70 years previous, all lined as much as obtain their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“With every little thing occurring and particularly at my age, I needed to be right here,” affected person Harry Langford stated.
Langford was one of many firsts in line.
“Folks wait in line for tennis sneakers and different equipment, however I believe that is rather more essential,” he stated.
Bishop Harris Hayes adopted shut behind and was additionally desperate to get the shot.
“I need to be wholesome. I do not need to catch the virus,” Hayes stated.
The vaccine clinic was hosted by Southeast Group Well being Methods.
Well being care employees administered the primary doses to at the very least 100 eligible seniors who pre-registered.
Appointments stuffed up rapidly, and the clinic was operated drive-thru model.
After receiving the shot, sufferers have been monitored for fifteen minutes.
The Mayor of Baker has additionally acquired the vaccine.
He is now encouraging others to do the identical.
“Get it completed and get it out of the way in which after which go on and take the second, so you may shield your self and your loved ones,” Mayor Darnell Waites stated.
Many individuals like Langford echoed this sentiment, and hope the vaccine will function a treatment to the pandemic.
“I counsel everybody to get it, it isn’t as painful because it seems to be,” Langford stated.
Sufferers who’ve already registered should return to Miracle Place Church on February twelfth to obtain their second dose.