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Raleigh-Apex NAACP to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Clinic Will Provide 300 Doses of the Moderna Vaccine to Community Members

Raleigh, NC—The Raleigh-Apex chapter of the NAACP and their strategic partners, Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Phi Alpha, RaleighCHUMS and other colleagues will co-host a clinic in partnership with NeighborHealth Center where they will provide doses of the Moderna vaccine to 300 people. The first clinic will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 9am-3pm, with a follow-up date of Saturday, April 17th to provide the second dose. The clinic will be held at the Teen Center for the Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh, located at 721 N Raleigh Blvd.

“The United States now has more access to COVID-19 vaccines than anywhere else in the world.” said Gerald D. Givens, Jr., President, Raleigh-Apex NAACP. “We will continue to work with our local strategic partners and NAACP allies to make sure that black and brown communities have access to the vaccine.”

The clinic is a true community effort, and the clinic organizers are working with ActivateGood to recruit volunteers. The NeighborHealth Center team will have 2 bilingual staff members, and Papa Murphy’s will bring a pizza trailer and prepare to serve 300 guests with a pizza slice and water to go as they exit the clinic. People seeking the vaccine will be able to sign up online using a Google form or by calling the Raleigh-Apex NAACP office at 919-662-5006.

The vaccine clinic is part of an ongoing effort by the Raleigh-Apex NAACP to educate the public about the impact of COVID-19 and to provide access to the vaccine. In addition to the vaccine clinic, the Raleigh-Apex NAACP has been co-hosting a series of webinars focused on different aspects of the pandemic. The final webinar in that series will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 7 PM and will focus on the theme of “Faith.” The March 25th panel will include the participation of Pastor Shawn Singleton of the Martin Street Baptist Church, Pastor Mitch Summerfield of the Word of God Church, and Minister Diana Powell, Executive Director of the NC Second Chance Alliance.

COVID-19 has caused the deaths of over 500,000 people in the United States alone. Currently, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services is working to distribute the vaccine throughout the state; however, there is widespread evidence of vaccine reluctance that has led to many people opting out of receiving the vaccine. This webinar will be designed to provide information for people who have not yet received the vaccine, as well as for people who have received it who would like to provide information for others who are considering whether to get vaccinated.

VOLUNTEER: March 20th –
April 17th –
WHAT: Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
WHO: Raleigh-Apex NAACP, NeighborHealth Center, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Chums, Inc., Activate Good, Raleigh Village East, Boys & Girls Club of America, Deiter Mediation and Papa Murphy’s
WHEN: March 20, 2021 and April 17, 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Teen Center for Boys & Girls Clubs Serving Wake County, 721 N Raleigh Blvd, Raleigh, NC.

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