Atlanta-Based Organizations Hosting Health Fair to Emphasize Importance of Vaccines in Black Communities
As Omicron surges through Georgia, local organizations in the state are responding with an event designed to give the local community a sense of urgency.
The Metro Atlanta Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. along with W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute is co-hosting the Stay Well Atlanta Community Health Fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at Atlanta’s C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center.
The fair, which is free to the public, will bring reliable health resources to the local Black communities. It aims to help others understand the importance of vaccines and booster shots against COVID-19; vaccines will be available at the event on Saturday.
Georgia recently set a single-day record of COVID infections, and community leaders are putting together this drive-through event as a resource for those severely impacted by the virus.
“The surge of the omicron coronavirus variant is underscoring the importance of vaccinations and boosters against COVID-19, especially for people of color who have disproportionately suffered during the pandemic,” said Dorothy Bukhanan Wislon, 29th Int’l President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and event leader, in a release.
The Stay Well Atlanta Community Health Fair will also include a panel of doctors, health resources and giveaways. Trusted Black healthcare professionals will discuss the impact of COVID-19, especially within Black communities.