March 2021

Columbus Urban League, OhioHealth to host COVID vaccine clinic

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch
By Max Filby
March 26, 2021

The Columbus Urban League, in partnership with OhioHealth, is hosting a vaccine clinic in the city’s King-Lincoln and Bronzeville neighborhoods Saturday.

Around 240 doses will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Appointments can be made by calling the Urban League at 614-257-6300, according to a press release.

The clinic will serve as a great opportunity to reach people in the King-Lincoln and Bronzeville communities, said Stephanie Hightower, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Urban League, in a prepared statement.

“People of color are simply not getting the vaccine at the same rate as the majority community,” Hightower said. “Plus, working folks have a difficult time making it to appointments during the week.”

The shots will be administered in the parking lot outside the Columbus Urban League’s offices at 788 Mount Vernon Ave. Tents will be set up along with the OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels mobile unit, according to a press release.

A two-dose vaccine will be administered at the clinic. Second doses will be administered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17.

There are three vaccines that have been approved for use in the U.S. so far, including a two-dose shot from Moderna, a two-dose regimen from Pfizer and a single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

“We are hopeful that by coming together and offering clinics in convenient and familiar locations, we will expand access to the COVID vaccine to save lives and ultimately make our entire community healthier,” said Karen Morrison, president of the OhioHealth Foundation and senior vice president of the OhioHealth Corporation, in a prepared statement.

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