From our NAACP DC Health Chair:
I am proud and grateful for the many partners that made #DontMissYourShot happen today. The goal was 1000 vaccinated by 430pm they achieved at least 850. My Ward 8 neighbors shared the information and many of us answered the call to be vaccinated.
With the misinformation and existing and understanble mistrust, many may not have answered the call. That's why it's so important to have credible leaders, trusted community members and organizations coming together to mispell any false information.
As the NAACP DC Health Chair, I am proud that we have been a voice to answer questions and concerns.
Today I along with our NAACP DC Branch President Akosua Ali came to get vaccinated at the SE Tennis Center in my Ward 8.
I preregistered and came on time. The process was smooth and easy. I took my vaccine like a 🏆champ though my arm is slightly sore. Last year I had a mild case of COVID-19 and now I am fully vaccinated with the Jansen/Johnson and Johnson one shot.
I had a call by a WANDA Academy participant who is a long time Ward 8 retiree to answer her questions yesterday. I am proud to say she trusted my advice and came to get vaccinated. She sent me a text to let me know.
Now my vaccine card will be my passport for travel this year. There were several non Ward 8 residents present but they checked IDs to ensure for Ward 8 by Ward 8 was protected from this deadly virus which greatly impacted East of the River. #healthequity #socialimpact #publichealth #Ward8