COVID 19 Vaccination Event

First State Community Action Agency partners with Beebe Healthcare to provide COVID-19 vaccine for Seniors in Sussex County


On Sunday January 31st, First State Community Action Agency partnered with Beebe Healthcare to provide the COVID-19 vaccine for over 300 seniors in Sussex County.  La Esperanza and the Georgetown Police Department were also critical partners in helping to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols were in place and community members received excellent service and any additional resources needed.

Joe Maccaron, retired educator and grassroots activist shared, “I just wanted to thank First State Community Action Agency, Beebe Healthcare, Ms. Bernice, Jaime, and you for the work you did this morning in getting the COVID-19 vaccine to so many people. From what I saw, everybody was treated with respect, the lines went super quickly, and it was superbly organized. I don't think it could have gone ant more smoothly. It was so nice to see Ms. Bernice this morning. I think this was First State at its best. Thank you again so much.”

Ms. Bernice, Executive Director of First State Community Action Agency says, “First State Community Action Agency is the people’s agency. Being able to provide the COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable populations is what embodies the mission and heart of our agency. Thank you to all the partners that help us make this happen, 300 people were vaccinated and educated in ensuring the health wealth of their bodies and communities.”

“Beebe Healthcare is proud to partner with these organizations to reach out to vulnerable populations to provide information about the safety and importance of the vaccine, but also provide the vaccine itself to those in Phase 1B,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Beebe is committed to serving all of Sussex County and building on our community partnerships to work together to end this pandemic. We’re all in this together.”

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