OhioHealth Partners with Columbus Urban League for COVID-19 Vaccinations
OhioHealth teamed up with the Columbus Urban League on Saturday, March 27, to operate a “pop-up” COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the traditionally underserved neighborhoods of King-Lincoln and Bronzeville. OhioHealth and the Columbus Urban League administered the first dose of the two-stage Pfizer vaccine to 240 people.
“This is a great opportunity to reach into these communities and get people vaccinated,” said Stephanie Hightower, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Urban League.
“People of color are simply not getting the vaccine at the same rate as the majority community. Plus, working folks have a difficult time making it to appointments during the week. It’s why we felt the need to step up and help and we are grateful for the tremendous support of OhioHealth to make it possible.”
“We are honored to partner with the Columbus Urban League to offer vaccinations for the community,” said Karen Morrison, president of the OhioHealth Foundation and senior vice president of the OhioHealth Corporation. “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.”
Patients who were vaccinated at the event will return on April 17 for their second shot of the series.
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