Desoto County News

One-day vaccination event Sunday in Walls

Efforts continue to promote vaccinations as a means of stopping the spread of COVID-19, and now, a state representative has stepped up to be a part of a one-day event in the western part of DeSoto County in hopes of getting more people vaccinated. 

State Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray (D-Horn Lake) has her name on an event Sunday, Aug. 29 called “A Date to Vaccinate.” Jackson-McCray is a nurse and former healthcare practitioner who was elected to the state Legislature in 2019. The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and the Mississippi State Department of Health are also listed as hosts for the afternoon vaccination offerings.  

State Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

“A Date to Vaccinate” is Sunday from 1-6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries, 6230 Nail Road in Walls. Participants are being asked to wear a mask when they attend.   

“If you are considering getting vaccinated, now is the perfect time.” McCray said. “I realize that some people might feel more confidence in getting the Pfizer vaccine now that it is FDA-approved. Approval means high standards for safety and effectiveness.”

Those who attend will receive their first Pfizer vaccination card and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) record card. You will also be able to return on Sunday, Sept. 19 for the second dose of the vaccine.  

If you would like more information about this event, call or text state Rep. Jackson-McCray at 901-410-7875 or email her at

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