(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 Lives Start 10-Point out Exertion Aimed at Vaccinating the Nation’s Youth

Marketing campaign casts churches as conduits for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination for little ones and family members and combatting vaccine hesitancy among the younger grownups

(Black PR Wire) DEERFIELD, Sick.–(Organization WIRE)– With the struggle against COVID-19 significantly from in excess of, Walgreens and Harlem New York-based mostly initiative for civic engagement, Religion for Black Lives, have appear together to call on churches to be community bullhorns for combatting persistent vaccine hesitancy and to travel the great importance of COVID vaccination for little ones and younger grownups. ‘Shots for Tots’ combines Walgreens on-web page vaccination clinics and vaccine literacy with applications occurring at collaborating churches. The work kicks-off Dec. 18 and will keep on in the coming weeks, with clinics to be held across 10 states.

“We are grateful to Walgreens for the possibility to expand entry to COVID-19 vaccinations for little ones and family members throughout the nation by hosting community-based mostly vaccination clinics with our partnering religion communities,” reported Rev. Stephen A. Environmentally friendly, founder, Religion for Black Lives, and senior pastor, St. Luke AME Church, in the village of Harlem, New York. “This campaign, launching this Holiday break period, will keep on throughout the approaching 12 months to maximize vaccinations among the younger people today and communities of coloration.”

Environmentally friendly claims the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been a centerpiece concern for activism in churches, particularly in underserved rural and urban communities the place vaccine rates are minimal and vaccine hesitancy is normally large. According to modern information from the Centers for Disorder Control and Prevention1, uptake of COVID vaccination stays most affordable among the Black People in america, in contrast to Whites and Hispanics, large in section thanks to misinformation about the outcomes of COVID vaccines.

The Walgreens and Religion for Black Lives Photographs for Tots work focuses on tackling hesitancy all although encouraging family members to seek out key vaccinations for grownup spouse and children members and suitable little ones, as very well as booster doses for suitable grownups and teens, at their nearest Walgreens. And, just in time for the holiday seasons, lots of of this weekend’s clinics will also consist of toy drives for family members in want this winter period.

“Churches, corporations like Religion for Black Lives and leaders like Rev. Environmentally friendly are vitally vital to aiding make sure the vaccine reaches less than-represented and normally really hard-to-reach populations,” reported Carlos Cubia, SVP and Chief Variety, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Walgreens is grateful for their partnership, as we know that our achievement achieving sufferers in medically underserved locations is reliant on the dependable position of religion leaders and communities.”

Church buildings interested in collaborating can check out faithforblacklives.com for much more information and facts. To plan a Walgreens vaccination appointment, individuals are very encouraged to use the Walgreens application or to check out Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine to secure an appointment in progress. When scheduling, individuals will be asked to validate eligibility and, if applicable (for next appointments and/or booster doses), they’ll be asked to give the manufacturer and date of their last COVID-19 vaccine. For much more information and facts, check out Walgreens.com/covidvaccine.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is involved in the United States phase of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail chief serving hundreds of thousands of shoppers and sufferers each individual working day, with a one hundred seventy-12 months heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most beloved pharmacy, health and fitness and beauty enterprise, Walgreens function is to winner the health and fitness and very well-staying of each individual community in America. Running practically 9,000 retail spots across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health and fitness place serving approximately 9 million shoppers every working day. Walgreens pharmacists play a crucial position in the U.S. healthcare program by furnishing a vast assortment of pharmacy and healthcare solutions. To best satisfy the needs of shoppers and sufferers, Walgreens provides a legitimate omnichannel practical experience, with totally integrated actual physical and electronic platforms, supported by the hottest technology to produce large-top quality products and solutions in local communities nationwide.

About Religion for Black Lives

Religion for Black Lives is a coalition of religion leaders dedicated to developing beloved communities by radical really like in motion. Our mission is to progress an affirmative vision for systemic equality by grassroots arranging, management convenings, and concern-based mostly advocacy.

 

Source: Walgreens

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