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May 2021

Columbus Urban League hosts weekend vaccine clinic

Courtesy of ABC6
By Jessi Starkey
May 22, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The Columbus Urban League is hosting a vaccine clinic Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their Mount Vernon Avenue location. Walk-ins are welcome to come and get vaccinated for COVID-19. Pfizer vaccines will be given which are approved for anyone 12 and up.

Volunteer, Chris Acus said he wanted to help make a difference in his community by helping out at the clinic.

“I certainly understand concerns,” Acus said. “It’s something new, but I think the science is there and and I think you can feel pretty confident in getting the vaccine.”

He along with dozens of others volunteered today at the clinic, encouraging people to get vaccinated.

“There have to be resources put into place to make sure all citizens and all Americans have an opportunity to get vaccinated,” Stephanie Hightower said.

The clinic is a part of an ongoing effort to make sure minority communities have access to the vaccine within their neighborhoods. Communities of color have been hit hard by COVID-19.

“It’s still very frustrating that systems are put in place that do not understand the disparities of Black, Latino and working poor people,” Hightower said.

Organizers encourage families to bring their kids 12 and up to get vaccinated.

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