Outreach activities will be held throughout the AV, including five Town-Hall-style meetings, enabling residents to listen to the facts about COVID, ask questions of trusted medical professionals and hear stories from residents of all ages, who have been vaccinated or impacted by COVID-19.
The first public meeting will be held on Saturday, July 31, 4 p.m. at Living Praise Christian Center,
2320 East Ave R in Palmdale, CA.
“The number of unvaccinated African American and Latinx residents is significant, and lags behind those in other communities, according to LA County Department of Public Health statistics,” said Dr. Michele Bowers, CAAASA’s President-Elect and Superintendent, Lancaster School District. “We see this new vaccine awareness campaign as an extension of ongoing efforts within the AV are to provide at-risk residents with valuable information to protect themselves from the virus. We are hopeful the “Let’s Vax, THEN Relax” campaign, will help undecided residents understand the need to take COVID-19 seriously, even though many of the facets of everyday life have reopened.
“We are happy to partner with CAAASA in this effort to raise awareness of COVID-19,” said Rev. Braggs, Pastor of Peoples A.M.E Zion Church. “Congregations throughout the AV have indicated a willingness to do whatever they can to reduce vaccine hesitancy.”