As a part of its RURAL Study program, the University of Mississippi Medical Center will hold pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at five locations in Oktibbeha County between Oct. 2-7.
Community advisory boards, local physicians, churches and civic groups in the North Mississippi counties, along with UMMC, OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, North Mississippi Medical Center Clinic in Maben, Panola Medical Center in Batesville, MS State Medical Association and the State Department of Health partnered with RURAL — which stands for Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal Cohort Study — in offering the vaccination pop-ups.
The RURAL Study aims to address critical gaps in knowledge and understanding of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in rural counties in the southeastern U.S. With its mobile exam vehicle, RURAL Study investigators will travel to 10 rural counties in four states, including Oktibbeha and Panola counties in Mississippi to research population health. The results will be used to improve outcomes.
Clinics are scheduled at the followed times and locations:
Oct. 2: 9 a.m. to noon, Maben Medical Clinic parking lot, 49 Turner St., Maben.
Oct. 6: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church, 4907 Blackjack Road, Starkville, and 5 to 7 p.m. 16th Section Missionary Baptist Church, 1515 Old West Point Road, Starkville.
Oct. 7: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Zion United Methodist Church, 2169 S. Montgomery St., Starkville, and 5 to 7 p.m., Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2257 Moor High Road, Crawford.