Rep. Alma Adams hosts vaccination clinic in Mint Hill

CHARLOTTE — Community leaders are continuing to bring mobile vaccine clinics directly into the communities offering flu, COVID-19 and now booster shots for residents.

“If you had some music out here, I’d dance a little for you,” Congresswoman Alma Adams said.

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Adams said she was ready to “bust a move” at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Mint Hill. In addition to a flu shot, the District 12 Democrat congresswoman got her COVID-19 booster shot.

“I know that I am going to be doing a lot of running next week when I go back to Washington,” she said. “I am going to be interacting with a lot of people and I want to be protected.”

Adams said she has pre-existing conditions that made her eligible for the third dose. She is also eight months past her second shot, which is when the Biden administration recommends the third shot.

Others are still rolling up their sleeves for a first shot of the vaccine.

“I’m hard-headed,” resident Michelle Earp said. “I’m stubborn but it’s time.”

Earp said she was driving by the clinic, saw the vaccine bus and immediately pulled over.

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After being on the fence for months, full FDA approval helped convince her. She also knows two people who had to be put on a ventilator recently because of COVID-19.

“I want to be around to take care of my kids,” she said.

Earp reported no issues after getting her first dose.

Adams said she didn’t have any problems either.


“Both my arms have been injected today so I won’t be able to hit anybody,” Adams jokingly said. “But I am feeling pretty good.”

A spokesperson for Mecklenburg County said data is not available for number of people who have gotten third doses.