(Danielle, Jennifer, and Sandra)
In an effort to serve the surrounding community, Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist church in Wilmington, NC decided to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic with Faith Based Partnership in the African American Community and Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Our Health Ministry leader, Sister Sandra Oglesby, MSN, BSN, CMSRN, RN and Novant Heath New Hanover Regional Medical Center team of professionals lead by Sarah Arthur MSW, LCSW, Manager of Community Engagement attempted to vaccinate at least 100 people in the area.
The team consisted of nurses, medical assistance, pharmacist and other healthcare volunteers equipped with laptops and the Pfzizer vaccine. In the end, they were able to vaccinate 84 individuals. Praise God! Some of these individuals traveled from out of town and arrived at the facility an hour early so they could be vaccinated.
The process ran smooth and was well organized. This was the first injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The second injection will take place on April 17th, 9am here at Ephesus SDA Church.
On April 7, Governor Roy Cooper announced that all people 16 and over in North Carolina will be eligible for the vaccine. “I’m grateful for North Carolinians who are taking this seriously and getting the shot when it’s their time and I’m encouraged that North Carolina will be able to open eligibility to all adults well ahead of the President’s May 1 goal,” Cooper said.
Praise God for allowing us to witness to his people in our corner of the vineyard.