COVID 19 - Relief Update
Our friends from Annenberg Foundation our doing their part by helping to provide equitable vaccine distribution in the LA area:
Vaccination Clinics in South LA – Annenberg Foundation has partnered with Kedren Health and Shared Harvest – along with the Wasserman Foundation, Hilton Foundation, and Weingart Foundation – to support pop-up, mobile, and walk-up clinics for South LA community members. More than 90,000 people have been vaccinated due to the work of these great organizations. Also, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center’s critical new County-wide COVID-19 vaccination initiative is aimed at improving vaccine equity by targeting low-income Black and brown people living in under-resourced communities.
Vaccination Clinic for the Elderly in Koreatown – In Koreatown, only 42% of residents ages 65 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 75% of older adults in more affluent communities in LA. Karsh Center, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), and the new, soon-to-be-opened Wallis Annenberg GenSpace for an age and language friendly site, has vaccinated more than 115 older adults and other eligible caregivers and family members. At opening, the vaccination clinic attracted a line of older Koreatown community members eager to receive their vaccination. A 104-year-old neighbor even came to get her vaccine!
Supporting Critical Vaccine Clinic in NE Los Angeles – Given that the Pacoima community in Northeast Los Angeles has some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the County, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, and GRoW @ Annenberg are honored to support the Northeast Valley Health Corporation – which is partnering with City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez – in their efforts to reach and vaccinate Pacoima community members.
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