Thomasville Church Hosts Vaccine Clinic on MLK Day

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) – Dozens of people got vaccinated in South Georgia on Monday.

While many in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., First Missionary Baptist Church chose to honor him and his vision by making health care accessible to the community.

Reverend Jeremy G. Rich says Monday’s clinic is proof of what Dr. King dreamed.

At its sixth immunization clinic, the Church offered primary, secondary, and booster immunizations to all beneficiaries five years and older.

Rev. Rich says he believes it is the church’s duty to be a resource to the community, and seeing people of all ages and walks of life take the opportunity reassures him they are doing the right thing.

“One of the things that I think is very important is that when we listen to the heartbeat of the community, we can find out what the needs of the community are and we can better respond to those needs,” Rev. Rich said.

“People who would never feel comfortable going to a hospital but feel very safe coming here. They have ministered to homeless people who have felt comfortable coming here. Your community members,” volunteer Alston Watt added.

Each participant received hand sanitizer and goodie bags for vaccination.

Anyone receiving their first or second dose was encouraged to visit Archbold’s vaccination clinics for their next vaccination.

Rev. Rich says he’s seen a slight drop in the number since the church’s first immunization clinic, but said the church has helped vaccinate 300 to 400 people since February last year.

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