Texas A&M hosting vaccination event at Castle Heights Park

Published: May. 17, 2021 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 5:57 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center continues partnering with Brazos County communities to educate and vaccinate residents.

“We decided we need to make an even greater effort to meet them where they are and where it’s convenient for them,” said Weihsueh Chiu, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Professor. “Basically just to answer questions and provide information for people who are trying to find some reliable facts about the vaccines.”

Leaders like Tonja Mooring with Castle Heights Neighborhood want to make sure residents have the right information and access to the vaccines if they want it.

“I know there is a lot of people in our community who are elderly people. They don’t really have a way of getting around,” said Mooring. “A lot of people have gotten mixed information, mixed feelings about the vaccines. You hear so much negative about the vaccines, as well as some positive stuff, but we just want to give people an opportunity for those that would like to get the vaccine done.”

Weather permitted, the next COVID-19 vaccine informational meeting will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m., at Castle Heights Park on 1501 Hooper St. in Bryan. If it rains the event will be moved to the Castle Heights Baptist Church at 4504 E SH 21 in Bryan.

Free vaccines will also be available with no appointment needed.

Chiu says the goal is to keep up the outreach program and visit more neighborhoods across Brazos County.

“We’re kind of trying to feel our way to what is the best way to reach the community and make it convenient for them. We want to provide the information they need to make the decision,” said Chiu.

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