March 31, 2021
SCORES of senior citizens queued yesterday to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the Church of God of Prophecy on East Street.
While The Tribune visited the church, the parking lot had a line that was steadily moving allowing individuals to then sit under a tent while waiting to go in the building.
According to 78-year-old Lillian Smith, “From the beginning straight to the end, everybody was so nice and so pleasant.”
She said she heard about the vaccination centre on Monday and was told people could walk in without making appointments. Mrs Smith came with her husband, who has Alzheimer’s, to the church.
The grandmother was hesitant at first about getting the vaccine.
“At first... I really wasn’t going to do it,” she said. “I say I need to know a little bit more about it or wait until (an) amount of people have gotten it and then but when I thought about it, I said, no, I think I should go ahead and just do it and let my husband do it.
“I really wanted to give it a little bit more time and after I hear all of my colleagues and some of my family in Freeport especially they told me that they went ahead and get it so I said well I will go, but I really wasn’t going – I was scared.”
She added she is planning to travel soon, another reason why the vaccine was needed.
“I am supposed to be going to the Cayman Islands when they open – having a knee surgery.”
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News date : 03/31/2021
Category : Covid-19, Tribune Stories