Pine Belt: This Is Our Shot’s mission is to address vaccine hesitancy by providing accurate information about the COVID-19 virus and emerging deadly variants. The initiative aims to host vaccination events where guests can receive their free, life-saving COVID-19 vaccination. Rapid testing will be available as well. Medical professionals with Conx Care will administer vaccines and perform rapid testing.

“We know that aversion to vaccines is a complicated issue. Some people remember historical government experiments, some resist for social and political reasons, many have a universal fear of vaccines; but the majority are being led by the multiple misinformation campaigns currently being waged on the internet and via social media. Accurate information, provided by credible community leaders and local faces people trust, is the key to success in this venture."

- Dr. Mary Hossely, Pine Belt: This is Our Shot Steering Committee Member

Scheduled Events:


  • Oct. 16: Town Square Park in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
  • Game Day at the Rock/UAB
  • Oct. 23: Downtown Fam Jam, 6-9 p.m., Petal



  • Nov. 13: Purvis Street Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



  • Dec. 11: Town Square Park in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
  • Downtown Candle Lighting

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Potential sponsors or those who wish to donate to the cause of Pine Belt: This Is Our Shot, a fund with the Pinebelt Foundation, can make tax-deductible donations by making checks out to Pinebelt Foundation and mailing contributions to PineBelt Foundation,1501 Adeline Street, 39402. Write “VEI” on the memo line.