INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An American Legion post was busy Saturday, not just with veterans but also with people giving and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.
“I always tell people that some shot, whether it’s through Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson, is better than no shot at all,” said Tyjuan Garrett, second vice president of Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch No. 3053.
Garrett chose Tillman H. Harpole American Legion Post 249 on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to the vaccination site, which is central to where people in need of public transportation could access the clinic.
“What we’re starting to notice is that when more people take the shot and more people have been vaccinated and they have stories to tell, we notice that the fear of taking the shot is diminishing. There will still be those who are still skeptical, “Garrett said.
Community Health Network provided shots against influenza and coronavirus. Robin Ledyard, chief physician at Community Health, said: “We know that 10% of people who get COVID tend to have long-term symptoms. We do not know if they should go away or not.”
The NAACP, which hosted Saturday’s four-hour clinic with The Indianapolis Recorder, says it plans to have more vaccine clinics around Indianapolis soon.