CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, Apostle John Cornish opened St. John’s Holiness Church for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and praise in an effort to defeat the virus.
“As a leader of my church, and in this community that I love, it is my responsibility to be a clear voice to support and encourage people in getting vaccinated against this virus,” Apostle Cornish said. “We can do this, and we need to do it now.”
Among those who received a Pfizer vaccine was Apostle Cornish’s 86-year-old mother. She, along with his three sons, made the choice to get vaccinated. DCHD will be offering Pfizer vaccines at St. John’s again on Friday, September 3, 5-6:30 p.m. The church is located at 500 Edgewood Ave. in Cambridge.
In other health news, on August 26, Dr. Ahmed Gawad joined Dr. Casey Scott and school nurse Marcia Spicer at Back to School Night at Mace’s Lane Middle School to promote childhood immunizations and provide medically accurate information to Dorchester County Public School families. “Everyone who knows our local pediatrician, Dr. Gawad, knows how fortunate we are to have his knowledge, expertise, and kindhearted care,” a statement from the Dorchester County Health Department (DCHD) said.
"DCHD is immensely grateful for the partnership and the powerful voices and instruments, like Apostle Cornish and Dr. Gawad, promoting the importance and urgency of vaccination in Dorchester County,” the statement said. “This virus will only defeat us by inaction.”