SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- Helping reach underserved people in Sioux City. That was the goal Monday morning at a vaccine clinic at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
The clinic was a collaboration with Drilling Pharmacy to help get people vaccinated for COVID-19. People coming in for the food pantry were also able to stop by for a Johnson and Johnson Vaccine.
Officials said they are grateful to be able to reach those who don't have the opportunity to get their shot.
"Well you know the wonderful thing when you volunteer for a food pantry is you get to know people," said Rev. Patricia Johnson, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. "You know a little about their life and where they're at and you see that things like a car, transportation, some support can be a real obstacle and they deserve to be safe from COVID like the rest of us."
Officials with Drilling Pharmacy echo that statement, saying it's also important to continue educating people on the vaccine as hesitancy rises.
"There is hesitancy," said Christina Plautz, Drilling Pharmacy Tech and Manager. "We're having a lot of conversations just to educate people just on the importance and then we just aren't going through the vaccines as quickly as we were before. I think the numbers are going well. We just kind of went from everyone wanting it to no one wanting it."
Drilling Pharmacy is continuing to offer walk-ins and appointments. Those are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
You can also sign up for appointments on their website.