Jacksons some of first to take COVID vaccine

To protect themselves and the community

For Charles and Cindy Jackson the decision to the newly-released COVID-19 vaccine was not a question of whether or not they would take the shots, it was a matter of how fast they could take the first round.

Charles serves as chief of the McCall Volunteer Fire Department and his wife Cindy is a volunteer fireman and also serves as the department's safety officer. Cindy also serves as chairman of the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board.

The Jacksons said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey set aside 15 percent of the state's vaccines for first responders and the couple began their research that landed them at...