Local nightclub hosts pop up vaccine clinic

(ALBANY, GA) – People often visit the Sandtrap Nightclub for a good time. However, those who cameWednesday received a shot of a different kind.

Sandtrap owner Gilbert Udoto says opening his doors for this gives his club a chance to get the club back to business as usual.

He tells us, “We wanted to minimize the danger of this virus. So come over here, cause it’s very important.”

That’s why CORE – Community Organized Relief Effort is working with the Department of Public Health to bring COVID-19 vaccines to underserved areas in the region.

CORE South Georgia Area Manager, Kari Kviten says, “We’re really trying to get to the different counties around Albany who haven’t had as much access to vaccines. So we’re trying to bring the vaccines to them, to make it easier. People are sometimes busy, or they’re working and it’s hard to get the vaccine.”

We managed to speak with a couple of Albany State students who work at the Sandtrap about getting the vaccine out in an area where people their age may be hesitant to roll up their sleeves.

“Nobody likes to stay six feet apart, nobody likes to wear masks, as you can see. But if you get vaccinated, it’ll be a step towards the right direction. So let’s do it,” says Sandtrap employee, Tameria Richmon

While fellow employee, Camron Crawford, “I’m around thousands of people every week. And it’s important for my family, my safety, the safety of my grandmother, my mom, and the rest of my family members that i’m around.”

CORE will be administering the vaccine in Moultrie at 2310 5th Ave SE on May 6th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M and on Friday at the Warwick Police Department from 1 to 5 P.M.

They’ll be administering vaccines back at the Sandtrap on Saturday, May 8th.