Vernon Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in partnership with Michigan United/Genesee County Health Department to host vaccination clinic in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Pastor Douglas Banks and the Vernon Chapel AME Church will honor Dr. Martin Luther  King’s legacy on Monday, January 17, 2022 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the church located at 5802 Dupont Street. The church will host a vaccination clinic in collaboration with Michigan United, an affiliate of the Genesee County Health Department.

During a Press Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Chicago in March 1966, Dr. King stated, “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”.

“Fifty-four years later, the outbreak of COVID19 is a revelation of the ongoing disproportionate impact on the African American community. One of the ways of addressing these disparities is through an aggressive vaccination effort,” said Pastor Banks. “We are partnering with Michigan United in an effort to increase the number of individuals vaccinated in Flint and Genesee County.”

Dr. LaTressa Gordon, Michigan United Flint Public Health Nurse Coordinator said, “we are a one of a kind organization, we seek to make vaccinations equitable for all. Every tool is important in this battle against COVID19. This includes the vaccine, masks, handwashing, and social distancing. We are committed to provide education so that individuals can make informed decisions regarding their own health’’.

Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccinations and boosters will be available for adults and children ages 12 and up starting at 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. For further information, contact the church office at (810) 785.5721. In-home vaccinations and boosters are also available email lgordon@miunited.org.

About Vernon Chapel AME Church - Vernon Chapel AME has been an active part of the Flint community for over 95 years. Our purpose is to make available God’s biblical principles by spreading Christ’s liberating gospel, and provide continuing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people. The mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.

 

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