Five Churches Administer 1,000 COVID-19 Doses During Weekend Vaccination Mission in Cocoa
By Space Coast Daily // February 14, 2021
mission is a partnership with the State of Florida and five local churches
REPRESENTATIVE SIROIS COMMENDS STATE OF FLORIDA COVID-19 VACCINATION PARTNERSHIP WITH BREVARD COUNTY CHURCHES
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Over the weekend, the Florida Division of Emergency Management in partnership with five Brevard County churches held a COVID-19 Vaccination Mission.
The event, held at Cocoa West Recreation Complex, provided 1,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Brevard County residents over two days.
The second dose will be administered at the same location in four weeks.
Representative Tyler Sirois (R-Merritt Island) highlighted the vaccination mission is part of Governor Ron DeSantis’ plan to deploy the vaccine into places of worship and underserved communities statewide.
“I want to express my thanks to Governor DeSantis and Director Moskowitz for partnering with our local churches to provide greater access to the vaccine,” said Sirois.
“For many people, the local church is not just a house of worship but also a community center, the place for a hot meal, or a source of safety and fellowship. This partnership will provide more options for people looking to get vaccinated.”
This mission is a partnership with the State of Florida and five local churches from District 51. The five churches are:
■ Parker Memorial Missionary Baptist Church (Cocoa)
■ Faith Temple Christian Center (Rockledge)
■ Greater St Paul Missionary Baptist Church (Cocoa)
■ Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church (Cocoa)
■ Mt Moriah AME Church (Cocoa)
The Florida Division of Emergency Management is still taking recommendations for possible vaccination mission sites in collaboration with local churches.
Any interested churches may contact the office of Rep. Sirois at 321-449-5111.