Impact Church in Jacksonville, Florida, Vaccinates Hundreds After 6 Members Died From Coronavirus Plague

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Impact Church at Regency Square Mall teamed up with a healthcare group Sunday to host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

It’s to honor UF Health Jacksonville CEO Dr. Leon Haley, who passed away last month, as well as for the church to take action after losing six members in the past two weeks to COVID-19.

“I’m not scared of it. I never have been,” Betty Beach said.

Unlike many of us, Betty Beach isn’t afraid of needles, but she was hesitant to get a COVID-19 shot. That is until two family members became very sick with the virus.

“It hit my family so hard, so I changed my mind,” Beach said. “I’ve got a 70-year-old daughter in the hospital with it right now that’s not doing well, and I’ve got a 42-year-old granddaughter that’s just getting over it. It went into viral pneumonia. I’m 89. I would not make it if I got it.”

Miss Betty went from waiting in line at the church with her family to answering pre-shot questions to finally rolling up her sleeve getting her COVID-19 shot.

From getting her shot to being in the observation area, Miss Betty said she didn’t even feel the shot, and she feels a new layer of protection.

“Not bad at all. It didn’t hurt,” Beach said.

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Source: First Coast News, Dawn White