ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A pair of Howard County churches helped get people vaccinated Wednesday.

Bethel Korean Presbyterian and Bridgeway Community Church each hosted mobile vaccine busses to get shots in arms of their congregations.

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The Kim family all got their first shots Wednesday with the grandmother on their mind. She died from the coronavirus last May.

“She was taken away so quickly from us,” said Sarah Kim.

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“It’s a huge relief to see we have this light on the horizon,” said Timothy Kim, “Like, wow, this pandemic might be over soon.”

Dozens of Maryland National guardsman administered and organized logistics for the mobile clinics.

“Don’t focus on the fear factor,” said Jonathan Ahn, of the Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church. “Get the vaccination and let’s get back to worship.”

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Paul Gessler