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(BPRW) Walgreens and Faith for Black Lives Launch 10-State Effort Aimed at Vaccinating the Nation’s Youth | Press releases

(BPRW) Walgreens and Religion for Black Life Start 10-State Effort and hard work Aimed at Vaccinating the Nation’s Youth

Campaign casts churches as conduits for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination for young children and people and combatting vaccine hesitancy amid younger older people

(Black PR Wire) DEERFIELD, Sick.–(Business enterprise WIRE)– With the combat in opposition to COVID-19 considerably from above, Walgreens and Harlem New York-primarily based initiative for civic engagement, Religion for Black Life, have arrive with each other to call upon churches to be group bullhorns for combatting persistent vaccine hesitancy and to push the relevance of COVID vaccination for young children and younger older people. ‘Shots for Tots’ brings together Walgreens on-web page vaccination clinics and vaccine literacy with applications occurring at participating churches. The work kicks-off Dec. 18 and will continue in the coming weeks, with clinics to be held throughout 10 states.

“We are grateful to Walgreens for the opportunity to extend accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations for young children and people during the nation by hosting group-primarily based vaccination clinics with our partnering faith communities,” stated Rev. Stephen A. Green, founder, Religion for Black Life, and senior pastor, St. Luke AME Church, in the village of Harlem, New York. “This marketing campaign, launching this Holiday break season, will continue during the approaching yr to raise vaccinations amid younger individuals and communities of coloration.”

Green says the combat in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a centerpiece issue for activism in churches, particularly in underserved rural and urban communities the place vaccine fees are low and vaccine hesitancy is frequently significant. In accordance to the latest data from the Centers for Illness Regulate and Prevention1, uptake of COVID vaccination remains most affordable amid Black People in america, in contrast to Whites and Hispanics, large in portion because of to misinformation about the results of COVID vaccines.

The Walgreens and Religion for Black Life Shots for Tots work focuses on tackling hesitancy all whilst encouraging people to find most important vaccinations for grownup loved ones customers and qualified young children, as very well as booster doses for qualified older people and teens, at their nearest Walgreens. And, just in time for the holiday seasons, a lot of of this weekend’s clinics will also involve toy drives for people in require this winter season.

“Churches, companies like Religion for Black Life and leaders like Rev. Green are vitally significant to supporting ensure the vaccine reaches beneath-represented and frequently challenging-to-arrive at populations,” stated Carlos Cubia, SVP and Chief Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Walgreens is grateful for their partnership, as we know that our good results achieving people in medically underserved spots is reliant upon the dependable part of faith leaders and communities.”

Church buildings intrigued in participating can stop by faithforblacklives.com for much more details. To routine a Walgreens vaccination appointment, men and women are highly inspired to use the Walgreens app or to stop by Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine to protected an appointment in advance. When scheduling, men and women will be requested to confirm eligibility and, if relevant (for second appointments and/or booster doses), they’ll be requested to provide the company and date of their past COVID-19 vaccine. For much more details, stop by Walgreens.com/covidvaccine.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is integrated in the United States section of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an built-in pharmacy, health care and retail chief serving hundreds of thousands of customers and people every day, with a a hundred and seventy-yr heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most cherished pharmacy, health and fitness and splendor firm, Walgreens objective is to champion the health and fitness and very well-remaining of every group in The united states. Running nearly nine,000 retail locations throughout The united states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health and fitness desired destination serving around nine million customers every single day. Walgreens pharmacists engage in a important part in the U.S. health care method by furnishing a huge variety of pharmacy and health care expert services. To best satisfy the desires of customers and people, Walgreens delivers a true omnichannel experience, with completely built-in bodily and digital platforms, supported by the most up-to-date technology to produce significant-top quality items and expert services in local communities nationwide.

About Religion for Black Life

Religion for Black Life is a coalition of faith leaders dedicated to developing beloved communities via radical love in motion. Our mission is to advance an affirmative vision for systemic equality via grassroots organizing, leadership convenings, and issue-primarily based advocacy.

 

Source: Walgreens

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