Melissa Locke

LeFlore County Health Department District Nurse Manager Melissa Locke speaks to members of the Poteau Kiwanis Club during the local civic organization’s weekly meeting Thursday afternoon at Western Sizzlin. She strongly urged individuals who have not gotten the COVID-19 vaccines to do so.

PDN photo by David Seeley

LeFlore County Health Department (LCHD) District Nurse Manager Melissa Locke told members of the Poteau Kiwanis Club during the local civic organization’s weekly meeting Thursday afternoon at Western Sizzlin that it is far better to get the COVID-19 vaccines than not.

“Your best bet is the vaccine,” Locke said. "I say getting the vaccine is much safer than actually getting COVID-19. The risks for me not being vaccinated and getting COVID-19 are much greater than getting the vaccine."

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